Toyota bets on the success of hydrogen fuel cells

Toyota to allow deal with Tesla Motors to expire this year It is no secret that Toyota has a vested interest in fuel cell technology. The Japanese automaker has plans to commercially launch its first fuel cell vehicle next year and has been investing in the development of a working hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the world. For years, however, Toyota has had a deal with Tesla Motors. Toyota had invested $50 million in Tesla in 2010 and had signed a $100 million joint-development agreement with the company…

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Mercedes-Benz aims to launch hydrogen fuel vehicle in 2017

Automaker has plans to launch a new hydrogen-powered vehicle in the coming years Mercedes-Benz is currently developing a vehicle that it believes will herald a new generation of clean transportation. The vehicle will be powered by hydrogen fuel and speculation suggests that it will be a new SUV. Mercedes-Benz has shown strong support for hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. The automaker helped showcase the capabilities of fuel cells in transportation during a world tour of its F-Cell prototype vehicles. These vehicles were able to travel the world, trekking their…

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Proton OnSite to aid in the building of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

Company wins contract to assist infrastructure efforts in Germany Proton OnSite, a leading developer of hydrogen-centric solutions, has been tapped to install new hydrogen fuel generators at several fueling stations that will take root in Germany. These fuel stations are part of the H2Mobility initiative, which aims to assist in the establishment of a working hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany. The country has become quite focused on hydrogen for the sake of clean transportation and has invested heavily in the development of an infrastructure that will be able to support…

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Toyota focuses on hydrogen fuel infrastructure in California

Automaker prepares to launch hydrogen-powered vehicle Japanese automaker Toyota is preparing for the launch of its hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2015 and has been showcasing this vehicle at events around the world. The automaker intends for the vehicle to be more affordable than those coming from companies and claims that its model can reach over 300 miles per gallon of hydrogen fuel. The fuel cell that the vehicle uses has been developed by Toyota itself and is both smaller and more powerful than previous fuel cells the company had fashioned. Consumers…

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New hydrogen fuel cell park opens in Connecticut

Fuel cell park delivered by FuelCell Energy FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has completed a new fuel cell park for Dominion Resources, a provider of electrical power. The fuel cell park is located in Connecticut and was completed on time for Dominion. The energy provider will use the fuel cell park to generate electrical power, distributing this energy throughout Bridgeport, the city where the park has taken root. Fuel cells gaining momentum as residential energy systems Hydrogen fuel cells are not often…

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Toyota has high hopes for hydrogen fuel

Toyota puts focus on sales of its new hydrogen-powered sedan Japanese automaker Toyota has high hopes for the future of hydrogen transportation. The automaker recently unveiled its own iteration of a vehicle that runs on hydrogen fuel, highlighting the performance of fuel cell technology at numerous events. The vehicle that Toyota is preparing to launch is a sedan that the company believes will have a strong appeal to consumers in prominent markets around the world. As with other companies in the auto industry, Toyota expects to begin selling this vehicle…

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Automaker announces plans for hydrogen fuel vehicle

Mercedes-Benz continues support of fuel cells Mercedes-Benz has a strong history with hydrogen fuel. The German automaker was the first to take three hydrogen-powered vehicles it had developed on a world tour in 2011. This initiative was meant to showcase the abilities of hydrogen fuel cells and dispel some of the criticism that had come to surround the energy systems. The tour proved quite successful, as the automaker’s vehicles were able to accomplish their goals without encountering any significant problems. Automaker shows some concern regarding challenges that lay ahead While…

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Air Liquide focused on the long term for hydrogen fuel

Success of hydrogen may not be found in short term initiatives Air Liquide, a leading producer of chemical gases, is well known as an aggressive advocate when it comes to hydrogen transportation. The company has aided in the establishment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the world and continues to do so in prominent countries throughout Europe. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to hit the global market in 2015 and many countries are still lacking the sufficient infrastructure needed to ensure the success of these vehicles. Air Liquide…

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California aims to fund development of hydrogen fuel infrastructure

New funding announced for infrastructure projects The California Energy Commission has announced that it is offering up to $100 million for new projects concerning the development of the state’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The funding will be made available in 2015 and will be provided to projects that highlight innovative solutions to the state’s infrastructure problem. California is set to be a proverbial battleground for clean transportation in the coming years, with automakers releasing their hydrogen-powered vehicles in the state beginning in 2014. Infrastructure may secure success of hydrogen-powered vehicles A…

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California continues to work on embracing clean transportation

New mandate sets ambitious goals for state’s infrastructure California is considered one of the most valuable markets for the global auto industry. In recent years, the auto industry has been growing more environmentally conscious, developing vehicles with limited emissions production capabilities and those that produce no emissions at all. These vehicles are expected to do well in California due to the longstanding focus that many of the state’s residents have had on environmentalism. The problem, however, is that California currently lacks an infrastructure that is capable of supporting the widespread…

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Nissan loses hope in hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen fuel cells may not be the future of transportation, according to Nissan Hydrogen fuel has come to establish a strong foothold in the auto industry, but not all automakers are convinced that fuel cells are the future. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Nissan-Renault Alliance, believes that hydrogen fuel cells are nothing more than a fantasy. Other automakers have plans to release hydrogen-powered vehicles beginning in 2015, but Nissan is opting to focus on lithium-ion batteries instead, citing the high cost of fuel cells and the lack of a comprehensive…

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Toyota shows off hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Hydrogen fuel vehicle unveiled by Toyota Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it plans to commercialize its first hydrogen-powered vehicle by 2015. The company has been working to develop a vehicle that runs of hydrogen fuel for some time and is one among many that have been doing so in the auto industry. Toyota recently attended the Tokyo Motor Show, where it unveiled its hydrogen-powered vehicle, called the FCV. The company plans to begin mass producing the FCV in early 2015. FCV boasts of 300 mile range Toyota claims that…

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Hydrogen fuel trucks to be demonstrated in California

Vision Industries finalizes deal to show off hydrogen fuel trucks Vision Industries, a maker of clean vehicles based in the U.S., has announced that it has finalized a contract with the South Coast Air Quality Management District of California. Per the contract, Vision Industries will be providing its Tyrano hydrogen-powered trucks to ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. These trucks are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells and have been used by companies throughout the U.S. Those that have used Tyrano trucks have praised the vehicle’s performance. Trucks to participate…

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Kia to begin producing hydrogen fuel vehicles in 2015

Kia shows interest in hydrogen fuel South Korean automaker Kia has announced plans to release its hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2015. These plans are similar to those coming from other automakers from around the world, but Kia plans to only release approximately 1,000 units for the initial production cycle. This is due to the lack of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in prominent markets. Without an adequate infrastructure, hydrogen-powered vehicles are not expected to find any significant success with consumers in prominent markets. Auto industry continues to invest in infrastructure Automakers…

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Honda unveils new iteration of its hydrogen fuel vehicle

Honda continues push toward hydrogen fuel Japanese automaker Honda has been preparing for the inevitable launch of hydrogen-powered vehicles around the world. The company has been investing in developing the infrastructure required to support these vehicles while also making efforts to resolve the price and efficiency issues that are common with fuel cell technology. The automaker already has significant experience with hydrogen-powered vehicles, having launched its FCX Clarity in 2008. Now, the automaker has unveiled what is expected to be the next generation of its hydrogen fuel vehicle. New vehicle…

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Hyundai prepares to launch hydrogen fuel vehicle

Hydrogen fuel cells continue to attract attention South Korean automaker Hyundai is preparing for the launch of its hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2014. The vehicle is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that has been developed by Hyundai itself and the automaker believes that the commercial market is ready for vehicles that diverge from the conventional path. Hyundai will not be the first to release a hydrogen-powered vehicle, but it has become the first to mass produce such a product. Consumers are not yet convinced of the viability of fuel cells…

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