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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A hydrogen fuel transition may be on the horizon

Study highlights the possibility of a hydrogen transition in transportation The University of California’s Institute of Transportation Studies has released a new study concerning the commercialization of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. These vehicles are verging on commercial launch throughout the world. Many automakers have plans to release their fuel cell vehicles to the market next year, while others will be doing so over the next several years. In the past, fuel cell vehicles were met with a general consensus that they would fail in any given market. This…

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DOE seeks feedback concerning hydrogen fuel infrastructure efforts

Agency looks for information from stakeholders The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information concerning the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles and the establishment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The request for information was issued through the agency’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office, which has been working to support fuel cell technology and its adoption throughout the U.S. for some time. Those investing in the concept of hydrogen transportation have been encouraged to submit feedback to the federal agency. Infrastructure remains a problematic issue One of the greatest challenges…

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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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Hyundai teases new hydrogen fuel vehicle concept

Hyundai has plans for the future of hydrogen transportation Hyundai has been making waves in the transportation sector recently by becoming the first automaker to begin mass production on a hydrogen-powered vehicle. The South Korean automaker has been touting its hydrogen-powered ix35 as the next step in the ongoing evolution of transportation, but the company has begun showcasing its work on a new model of hydrogen-powered vehicle. The vehicle is currently called the Hyundai Intrado and it exists as a concept of what the future of hydrogen transportation might look…

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Hydrogen fuel buses to come from new partnership

Ballard teams with Van Hool Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cells, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Van Hool, a bus manufacturer based in Belgium. Per the non-binding agreement, the two companies will work together to develop a new line of hydrogen fuel buses. These types of buses are becoming quite popular throughout Europe, where many countries are looking to cut down on the emissions related to public transportation. Hydrogen fuel buses are already relatively active in Germany and France. Companies seek to answer calls…

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Air Liquide is the first to own hydrogen fuel vehicles from Hyundai

Air Liquide becomes the first owner of officially registered fuel cell vehicles Air Liquide, a prominent producer of chemical gases, has become the first official owner of the first mass produced hydrogen-powered vehicles from Hyundai. The South Korean automaker is the first in the world to begin mass production on its fuel cell vehicles and has plans to launch these vehicles throughout the world in 2014, a full year before other automakers. Hyundai has been working tirelessly to promote the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be…

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Hydrogen fuel cells gain favor of shipbuilder

Fuel cells to be used to power luxury ship Nuvera Fuel Cells, a prominent developer of fuel cell technology, has announced that it will be working with , an Italian shipbuilder, on a new project. The project involves using fuel cell technology to power high-end vessels. These energy systems are becoming more common in the maritime sector as shipbuilders and operators look for ways to cut the emissions that are associated with ocean travel. Fuel cells could also help the industry avoid some of the costs associated with traditional forms…

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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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Cost of hydrogen fuel cells invariably linked to cost of platinum

Hydrogen fuel cells are expensive because platinum is costly and rare Hydrogen fuel cells are quickly gaining momentum as one of the most ideal clean energy systems for the transportation sector. These energy systems have been used for various industrial purposes in the past and have managed to garner acclaim, but their use in transportation has been relatively limited due to several issues. The most problematic of these issues may be the cost of fuel cells themselves. These energy systems are notoriously expensive due to their use of platinum material.…

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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel concept vehicle revealed

Toyota continues push for hydrogen fuel Like other automakers throughout the world, Japan’s Toyota has plans to launch a hydrogen-powered vehicle within the next few years. The company has taken a strong interest in hydrogen fuel cells, which can produce large quantities of electrical power without also producing any harmful emissions. Toyota believes that hydrogen fuel cells could help usher in a new generation of vehicles that are more environmentally friendly but  on par with current generation vehicles in terms of performance. New Fuel Cell Vehicle debuts ahead of schedule…

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Hydrogen fuel cell car unveiled by Toyota for 2015

The auto manufacturer has just released information on the concept that will become a vehicle in two years. Toyota has just unveiled its latest concept that is to become a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will be available for purchase by consumers in 2015. Many of the major automakers are looking into this technology, though it had been ignored for a while. Other auto manufacturers aside from Toyota, including Hyundai and Honda, are bringing the concept of hydrogen fuel powered vehicles back into the spotlight. This, despite the fact that…

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Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could come to the US in 2014

Hyundai has plans to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicle next year South Korean automaker Hyundai is gearing up for the official launch of its hydrogen-powered ix35 in the U.S. The company was the first in the auto industry to begin mass production on a hydrogen-powered vehicle and has managed to establish significant momentum with its ix35 in many prominent markets throughout the world. As most other automakers have been working to address issues concerning the performance of hydrogen fuel cells, as well as the lack of a comprehensive fuel infrastructure…

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Demand for hydrogen fuel infrastructure is on the rise

New report highlights state of global hydrogen fuel infrastructure Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning the state of the global hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Hydrogen fuel is becoming a very valuable resource, especially to those that are interested in renewable energy. The global auto industry, for instance, has become a strong advocate for hydrogen fuel, but this form of renewable energy is not restricted to being used in transportation. Hydrogen fuel cells are often used to provide back-up power in a variety of industries…

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