Clean vehicles will not be the only focus for GM

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GM will continue developing conventional vehicles as new cars gain popularity General Motors has announced that it will be continue to make investments in conventional powertrains even as it begins to focus more heavily on clean technology and renewable energy. The automaker has made a commitment to develop vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. The problem, however, is that many consumers may not be prepared to fully embrace clean vehicles. As such, GM will continue to develop conventional vehicles powered by gasoline in order to cater to the needs of…

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Clean vehicles could thrive through Shell’s ambitious proposal

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Shell calls for a ban on gas and diesel vehicles by 2035 Shell has proposed banning the sale of all new gas and diesel powered vehicles in the United States, European Union, and China by 2035. The company suggests that the ambitious proposal would help countries meet the emissions reduction targets outlined by the Paris Agreement. Shell claims that the transition toward clean vehicles could occur faster than most expect. Notably, the company believes that autonomous electric vehicles will play a major role in helping accomplishing this goal. Clean vehicles…

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Hyundai officially begins selling its Nexo in South Korea

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Automaker has now officially launched the Nexo Hyundai has officially begun selling its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Nexo, in South Korea. The Nexo represents the automaker’s next step in producing vehicles that use clean technology and produce no harmful emissions. Hyundai has shown particular interest in fuel cells, which consume hydrogen to generate electricity. The company has already found modest success with fuel cell vehicles, having launched its first models in promising markets a few years ago. Pre-order period in the US sees 1,061 models sold in eight days Hyundai’s…

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Colorado to invest in clean vehicles

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State will use funding from Volkswagen settlement to support clean vehicles Colorado has finalized a plan to cut the amount of pollution that the transportation space produces by bolstering the infrastructure needed to support clean vehicles. The state will be spending some $68 million on building new electric charging and alternative fuel stations. The funding is Colorado’s share of a $2.7 billion settlement that automaker Volkswagen reached with the federal government. The settlement has to do with Volkswagen’s artificially lowering its emissions results, wrongfully presenting its vehicles as more environmentally…

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New 3D-printed electric car set to launch in Europe in 2019

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XEV develops new electric vehicle that has been 3D-printed A new kind of electric car will be coming to Europe in 2019. XEV, a Chinese automaker, has unveiled its LSEV model, which is a 3D-printed vehicle powered by electricity. The automaker believes that the new electric car will be ready for sale in Asia and Europe in April of next year. Notably, the vehicle is expected to be relatively inexpensive when compared to its counterparts. The LSEV has a tentative price tag of approximately $10,000. LSEV is meant to operate…

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Electric vehicles are becoming cleaner in the United States

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Renewable energy is helping reduce the emissions that clean cars are linked to Electric vehicles in the United States are becoming more environmentally friendly thanks to the country’s energy grid relying more heavily on renewable energy. For years, electric vehicles have been criticized for contributing to air pollution because they derive their electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. Throughout the country, charging stations are being connected to an existing energy infrastructure. The majority of the electricity delivered through this infrastructure is produced through the burning of coal. This is…

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Air Products to help develop a hydrogen infrastructure in China

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Air Products teams with Shenhua New Energy to build a new hydrogen station Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gasses, has announced that it has partnered with China’s Shenhua New Energy, a state-owned energy company. Per the partnership, Air Products will be providing Shenhua New Energy with two new hydrogen dispensers. These dispensers will be used at a new hydrogen fuel station that is being built in Rugao City in the Jiangsu Province. This new fueling station is being developed by China Energy Investment Group, of which Shenhua New…

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Shell Eco-Marathon highlights the latest capabilities of clean vehicles

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Clean cars set new records at the Eco-Marathon The latest Shell Eco-Marathon has come to an end and the event has seen many records broken in the clean transportation space. Shell has held the event for more than 30 years and has used it as an opportunity to highlight clean technology and how it can be used to power new vehicles. The latest Eco-Marathon was hosted in Singapore and features more than 120 participating teams of engineers from 18 different countries. Notably, hydrogen fuel served as a major part of…

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Ride sharing service using fuel cell vehicles set to shut down

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World’s first hydrogen-powered ride sharing service will be shut down this summer Linde has announced that it will be shutting down what had been the world’s first ride sharing service that used fuel cell vehicles. Called BeeZero, the service was first launched in 2016 by Linde Hydrogen Concepts. BeeZero was based in Germany and used 50 fuel cell vehicles developed by Hyundai. According to BeeZero, the service has not been economically viable and will officially cease operation on June 30 of this year. BeeZero’s vehicles operated for more than 850,000…

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India’s first bus equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell begins operation

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IndianOil and Tata Motors launch demonstration trial for fuel cell bus India’s first hydrogen-powered bus has begun operation as part of a demonstration trial. The trial comes from IndianOil and Tata Motors, who developed the technology powering the new bus. The overarching project that the bus is a part of is focused on highlighting how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power clean vehicles. These energy systems consume hydrogen and generate electricity without producing any harmful emissions. As such, they are quickly gaining popularity in the public transportation space.…

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Ontario makes changes to its rebate program supporting electric vehicles

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Rebate program will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000 The government of Ontario is making changes to its rebate program that serves as an incentive to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. In 2016, some $800,000 in rebates were provided to consumers that purchased vehicles with six-figure price tags. On average, consumers received approximately $5,000 to help cover the cost of their new clean vehicles. The government is now setting a limit on the rebate program, which will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000.…

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German cities to receive new buses powered by fuel cells

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Van Hool to deliver new hydrogen-powered buses to Cologne and Wuppertal Van Hool, a bus manufacturer based in Belgium, has announced that it will be selling 40 hydrogen-powered buses to the German cities of Cologne and Wuppertal. According to Van Hool, this is the largest order of its kind that has been made in Europe. The buses will operate using electricity generated by their hydrogen fuel cells. These energy systems produce no harmful emissions, allowing the buses to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. New buses expected to be delivered…

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Clean vehicles may begin to influence property developers

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Property developers may soon need to include charging points in their designs for apartment buildings Property developers in prominent markets are being urged to include electric chargers in their designs for new apartment buildings. Automakers are leading the call for developers to do so in an effort to ensure that consumers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at home. Property developers are also being urged to create strategies to retrofit existing properties with charging points. Hyundai is one of the companies that is more outspoken in these urgings,…

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New KPA solution will help fuel cell vehicles receive maintenance safely

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KPA develops new hydrogen sensors to support vehicle maintenance Toyota and KPA Services have begun working together to incorporate hydrogen sensors into vehicle repair facilities that are operated by KPA. These sensors would allow these facilities to serve fuel cell vehicles. The two companies have begun testing these sensors at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Hydrogen Sensor Laboratory. The new sensors could help ensure that maintenance on fuel cell vehicles is conducted safely, which could eventually increase consumer confidence in these vehicles. Safe vehicle maintenance has become a priority Automakers…

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New Genesis concept car could use hydrogen fuel to operate

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Genesis will showcase new concept car at the New York Auto Show The New York Auto Show will be a very important time for Genesis, a luxury brand from Hyundai. The company intends to showcase a new concept car at the event. This vehicle will likely be equipped with clean technology, such as a hydrogen fuel cell. Genesis has now yet released specific information concerning the concept car, but the company believes it will represent a major turning point for itself. The vehicle could lead to a major shift in…

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Hydrogen fuel cell train to come to the United Kingdom

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New hydrogen-powered train is making its way to the UK The UK Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has begun working with French firm Alstom to bring a hydrogen-powered train to the United Kingdom by 2020. The country has been working o make its railway system more environmentally friendly for some time. In recent years, hydrogen fuel cells have gained popularity for this purpose. The UK intends to use fuel cells to power trains and cut down on emissions. Government hopes to replace all of its diesel trains by 2040…

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