Automakers seek to help Japan establish a hydrogen society

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Nissan, Toyota, and Honda to work together to propel the development of a hydrogen society in Japan Japan’s three largest automakers are planning to work together in order to help the country establish a functioning hydrogen society. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda will be using funds supplied from the Development Bank of Japan in order to build a working hydrogen network. This network is meant to supply hydrogen fuel to new vehicles and those making use of fuel cell energy systems. Clean transportation is the primary focus on the endeavor, with…

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Symbio to integrate hydrogen fuel cell system into Nissan’s new electric van

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Symbio announces new plan to use hydrogen fuel cell system to power Nissan vehicles Symbio, a European company specializing in hydrogen fuel, has announced a new fuel cell integration plan with Japanese automaker Nissan. The plan involves equipping one of Nissan’s upcoming electric vehicles with a fuel cell system. The vehicle will be an electric van, which is expected to initially be launched in Japan at some point within the near future. Nissan aims to showcase how the van can combat air pollution in urban areas. Symbio believes that the…

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Nissan shows off new solid oxide fuel cell vehicle in Brazil

Olympics gives Nissan an opportunity to show off its new clean vehicle The 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing in Brazil and Japanese automaker Nissan has taken the chance to show off its first solid oxide fuel cell vehicle. The new car is powered entirely by ethanol and an ethanol-water blend. The solid oxide fuel cell consumes ethanol in order to generate hydrogen, which is then used to produce electricity. According to Nissan, the vehicle is so efficient it can travel nearly 400 miles before needing to be refueled.…

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Japan’s support for clean vehicles reaches a major milestone

Japan has more charging stations than gas stations, according to study Nissan has released the results of a new study, which show that Japan has more electric charging stations than normal gas stations. The country has become a very successful and prominent market for clean vehicles. Companies like Nissan have focused their efforts on launching electric vehicles of all kinds within Japan. Many of these vehicles have exceeded expectations in terms of demand and Japan’s infrastructure to support clean vehicles has grown aggressively. More than 40,000 charging stations now support…

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Nissan moves forward with plans for solid oxide fuel cell system

Automaker moves new fuel cell system into prototype vehicle Nissan is moving forward with its innovative solid oxide fuel cell technology. The Japanese automaker recently revealed this new technology and has now incorporated into a new prototype vehicle. The company has modified and existing e-NV200 van so that it can run on electrical power. This power will be produced by the solid oxide fuel cell. The fuel cell consumes bio-ethanol in order to produce power and the system removes the need to store hydrogen under high pressures. Vehicle will be…

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Nissan and Ceres Power team to promote solid oxide fuel cells

New agreement to benefit clean transportation in the United Kingdom Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it has finalized an agreement with Ceres Power, a developer of fuel cell technology. Per the agreement, both organizations are to work together to improve clean vehicles, increasing their performance and efficiency. The deal is taking advantage of funding being offered by Innovate UK and the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. The funding is part of a larger initiative to improve clean vehicles and promote clean transportation throughout the United Kingdom. Solid oxide fuel…

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Nissan developing new solid oxide fuel cell system for vehicles

New fuel cell system will make use of bio-ethanol rather than hydrogen Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it is researching and developing a solid oxide fuel cell system that will be used to power vehicles. The system is being designed to run on bio-ethanol, which will be used to generate electrical power. The new system is meant to serve as an alternative to hydrogen fuel cells, which have been growing in popularity throughout the transportation space for some time. The system will be complimented by what is called an…

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Japanese companies to come together to develop comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Automakers and energy companies to work with one another to build new fueling stations Japan’s leading automakers and energy firms may team together to expand the country’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Japan is currently home to one of the largest hydrogen infrastructures in the world and has become a very attractive clean transportation market. For fuel cell vehicles to find success, however, the country’s infrastructure must be further expanded. Prominent companies have been working to expand the infrastructure for some time, but new partnerships may accelerate the development of new hydrogen…

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Kia Motors to bring a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the market by 2020

Kia is developing a new hydrogen fuel cell stack to power clean vehicles Kia Motors recently announced ambitious plans to become a leader in clean transportation and has revealed plans to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The automaker believes that the vehicle will be ready for mass production in 2020 and it has formed partnerships with some 300 companies to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell stack that will power the vehicle. Initial production will stand at 1,000 units a year, with Kia ramping up production as demand…

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Automakers to support Japan’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Honda, Toyota, and Nissan unveil their plans to invest in Japan’s burgeoning infrastructure Honda, Toyota, and Nissan have announced their plans to expand Japan’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The automakers announced their intention to support the development of new fueling stations recently, but they have now unveiled specific details about their plan. The automakers have taken a strong interest in clean transportation, with all three having plans to commercialize fuel cell vehicles in the future. In order for fuel cell vehicles to find commercial success, they must have the support of…

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Hydrogen fuel finds more support in Japan

Japanese government intends to establish a hydrogen society Hydrogen fuel is gaining more support in Japan. The Japanese government has plans to establish a hydrogen society, which is one whose primary energy source is hydrogen and fuel cells. Efforts to form such a society have already begun in within the auto industry, where several companies have begun working together to promote clean transportation and the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda have big plans when it comes to fuel cell vehicles and these companies are investing quite…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens on Germany’s autobahn

Germany aims to have 50 hydrogen stations in operation by the end of this year Germany may soon have one of the largest hydrogen fuel infrastructures in the world. According to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the country will have 50 hydrogen fuel stations in operation in major cities and along major roadways by the end of this year. Germany has taken one of its first steps toward achieving this goal with the opening of the first hydrogen station on the country’s autobahn. The station is located…

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Tesla may soon sell electric vehicles directly to consumers

FTC issues recommendation that lawmakers stop regulating how vehicles are sold Tesla Motors have received some considerable support from the federal government in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has petitioned lawmakers in Michigan to allow automakers to sell their vehicles directly to consumers, rather than selling their products through a dealership. The federal agency recently posted on its website that competition should determine where consumers buy their products, not regulation. The agency believes that consumers may benefit from the ability to purchase vehicles directly from manufacturers. Cutting…

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Electric vehicles may struggle without fast chargers

Fast charging technology is needed to improve the adoption of electric vehicles Electric vehicles may have trouble gaining traction among consumers, and this could be due to the failures of infrastructure. Toyota, which has had a major stake in the clean transportation sector for several years, believes that the lack of fast charging technology will slow the adoption of electric vehicles. This technology is designed to significantly reduce the time it takes to charge a vehicle’s battery system, but there is a lack of fast charging stations in many prominent…

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Japanese automakers join together to build hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota will work together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure in Japan Japanese automakers Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have announced plans to work together to develop a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Japan. The country is one of the world’s leading clean transportation markets and automakers have plans to bring their fuel cell vehicles to Japan in the coming years. Toyota has been the first to do so, launching its fuel cell vehicle in Japan in December last year. In order for fuel cell vehicles to find success,…

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Japan reaches new milestone with electric vehicles

There are more charging stations than gas stations in Japan Japan has reached a major milestone in its clean transportation endeavors. The country has been working to promote the adoption of electric vehicles for several years now, and has made major progress in this effort recently. Japan has become one of the most active markets for electric vehicles in the world, largely due to the efforts of the national government and the number of automakers that are investing in a new infrastructure for the country. More than 40,000 charging stations…

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