Lexus may reveal a new hydrogen fuel cell car

Lexus to showcase new iteration of its flagship vehicle at upcoming event later this year Lexus has plans to reveal the new generation of its flagship vehicle, the LS, at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. There are rumors that suggest that the latest iteration of the LS may be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. These rumors follow revelations that Lexus has been testing fuel cell technology for its parent company, Toyota. Such tests may have influenced the development of Toyota’s Mirai, the automaker’s first mass production fuel cell vehicle. One…

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GM and Honda are improving hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker partnership is leading to breakthroughs in fuel cell technology Two years ago, General Motors and Honda began working together on the research and development of hydrogen fuel cells in order to better understand how these energy systems can be used in clean transportation. Both automakers have made significant progress in this endeavor, finding new ways to reduce the cost of fuel cells and improve their efficiency. Fuel cells have become very prominent in the auto industry, as they can generate electricity without also producing harmful emissions. GM has begun…

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Honda plans to bring new hydrogen fuel vehicle to market by 2020

Automakers intends to bring a new fuel cell vehicle to the commercial market in the near future Honda has announced that it will begin selling new hydrogen fuel cell cars in the commercial market by 2020. The automaker was one of the first in the industry to actually make a fuel cell vehicle available to consumers. The FCX Clarity, as it is called, was available in limited supply and only for lease. The Clarity experienced modest success, as there was not a significant fuel infrastructure established that could support it.…

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Hyundai falls short of its sales predictions for its hydrogen fuel vehicle

Hyundai ix35 struggles to find support among consumers Hyundai has hit some turbulence when it comes to its new fuel cell vehicle, the ix35. The vehicle was first revealed in 2013, with Hyundai planning for a limited release at the end of 2014. Equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, the ix35 produces no harmful emissions and can travel an estimated 350 miles before needed to refuel. Hyundai has been promoting its vehicle somewhat aggressively, but these fuel cell vehicles have failed to find traction with consumers. 273 units of ix35…

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Fuel cell vehicles may face a tough road ahead

Clean vehicles are gaining momentum, but lack the infrastructure support they need to succeed Fuel cell vehicles may have a difficult time finding success in many parts of the world. These vehicles have managed to gain significant attention in recent years as many prominent automakers have announced plans to develop and sell these vehicles in the near future. The issue, however, is that much of the world lacks the infrastructure needed to support these vehicles, as they run primarily on hydrogen fuel. Without this infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles may not…

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Japan introduces new standards to help fuel cell vehicles gain traction

Japanese government works to help overcome challenges that face clean transportation Japan is quickly becoming a leading market for fuel cell vehicles, despite the fact that these vehicles have not yet been commercially released. The government has been working to help the auto industry overcome the three main challenges that face fuel cell vehicles. The first challenge has to do with the actual cost of producing fuel cell vehicles, which is so high that most automakers expect to see financial losses by selling them. The other two challenges involve the…

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More automakers are betting on hydrogen fuel cells

Companies are beginning to show strong support for clean transportation. Automakers are beginning to show more favor for hydrogen fuel cells. The demand for clean vehicles is beginning to grow among consumers as governments are keen to introduce initiatives meant to encourage the purchase of environmentally friendly cars. While demand is on the rise, many automakers have expressed concern about the slow sale of conventional electrics. As such, some automakers have begun to invest in hydrogen fuel cells, which they believe could be the future vehicle of choice among consumers.…

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Will commuters pay more for a hydrogen fuel cell car than a traditional electric?

HydrogenFuelNews.com has released the results of its latest survey concerning fuel cell vehicles. The survey asked the site’s readers if they believed fuel cell vehicles would be as popular as traditional electric vehicles and whether or not they would pay more for a fuel cell vehicle than a hybrid car. The results suggests that the majority of respondents do not believe that fuel cell vehicles will become popular any time soon, but the survey also suggests that respondents would be willing to pay more for these vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles…

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Hydrogen fuel vehicles may be successful only in Japan

Fuel cell vehicles have yet to win the hearts of consumers in many parts of the world Hydrogen fuel cells have become quite popular in the transportation space, but not all automakers are convinced that fuel cell vehicles will be successful. Many of the world’s most prominent automakers have plans to launch fuel cell vehicles beginning next year. The problem, however, is that there is not currently an established hydrogen fuel infrastructure that can support these vehicles. Japan is home to one of the most developed infrastructures, which may make…

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Hyundai works to promote hydrogen fuel vehicle in UK

Hyundai teams with London College of Fashion to promote brand awareness Hyundai’s United Kingdom division has announced that it will be collaborating with London College of Fashion in order to increase brand awareness for the ix35 fuel cell vehicle. Hyundai is one of the first automakers to begin mass production on its fuel cell vehicles and the ix35 has already managed to attract a great deal of support throughout Europe. Hyundai has been aggressively working to generate more hype behind its fuel cell vehicle in order to ensure that the…

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Toyota and Linde are making moves on hydrogen fuel

Toyota is beginning to market its new fuel cell vehicle ahead of 2015 launch Toyota is preparing to launch its first fuel cell vehicle in 2015, and this means that the Japanese automakers is beginning to take steps to market its new vehicle. The automaker has high hopes for hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used to usher in a new era of clean transportation, but there are many things hindering the commercialization of these vehicles. In order to overcome these challenges, Toyota will have to work alongside…

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Mercedes-Benz plans to make its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle cost competitive

German automaker aims to have its fuel cell vehicle cost as much as hybrids Mercedes-Benz is not expecting to launch its fuel cell vehicle for at least another three years, but the Germany automaker intends to generate a great deal of hype behind this vehicle ahead of its release. The company has been quick to note the advantages that its fuel cell vehicle has over its more conventional counterparts, but Mercedes-Benz’s marketing has only just begun. The company plans to aggressively expand the awareness of clean transportation and also make…

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New hydrogen fuel standard published by SAE International

SAE International publishes J2601 standard that could help the hydrogen infrastructure SAE International, a global standards organization operating within the auto industry, has published a new standard concerning the use of hydrogen fuel in electric vehicles. The standard, SAE J2601, aims to establish a global basis for the use of hydrogen fueling technologies and their use in distributing clean fuel to vehicles equipped with fuel cells. Such standards could make it easier for a hydrogen infrastructure to take form and it could ease the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. Standards…

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Japan announces new plans to support hydrogen fuel cells

Japan continues to show strong support for fuel cell technology, especially when it comes to transportation Hydrogen fuel cells are about to get a major boost in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has set in motion its plans to subsidize the clean transportation sector by supporting the purchase of fuel cell vehicles. The ministry will be providing a subsidy to make these vehicles more financially attractive to consumer beginning in the 2015 fiscal year. This endeavor is meant to promote the adoption of fuel cell vehicles.…

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Hyundai does not expect to see profits from its fuel cell vehicles

The Tucson ix35 may not be a profitable vehicle for Hyundai South Korean automaker Hyundai is preparing for the commercialization of its new fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson ix35. The vehicle has already generated a great deal of hype, as it has been used as a vehicle for officials of the European Union and several countries throughout that region. The ix35 has already gained significant momentum in the U.S., as more people are becoming convinced that fuel cell vehicles have some degree of promise when it comes to clean and…

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Hyundai brings hydrogen fuel vehicle to California

California to receive shipments of ix35 fuel cell vehicles in the coming weeks Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered ix35 vehicles are beginning to make their way to the U.S. The automaker has announced that the first delivery of its highly anticipated fuel cell vehicles will take place over the next few weeks. These vehicles are being delivered to Southern California and will be available through leasing programs. Those interested in driving the ix35 will be able to do so for $499 a month, which includes free hydrogen fuel at all participating fuel stations…

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