Fuel Cell

France's Air Liquide plans for long-term growth in hydrogen-powered cars

Dec. 10, 2013 10:04 CET
France's Air Liquide is expanding its business building filling stations for hydrogen-powered cars as it predicts growing demand for fuel-cell vehicles....
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EDITORIAL

Refueling, that's the rub

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles go from science-fiction potential to reality next spring as Hyundai offers a $499-a-month lease on a hydrogen-powered Tucson. Fuel cell-powered Honda and Toyota entries will follow....
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LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Hyundai's salvo may signal the start of a fuel cell fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
A battle is brewing in, of all segments, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. As Honda and Toyota announced plans last week to move their fuel cell EV projects from the drawing board to the road, Hyundai elbowed past them with a hydrogen-powered version of its Tucson compact crossover and a free-fuel, $499-a-month lease deal to go with it, all due out in the spring....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Fuel cell nearing leap from lab to highway

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are moving slowly out of the science project phase and onto the roads of the real world. Now the struggle shifts from making the technology reliable to bringing down the price. And the United States needs nationwide distribution of hydrogen fuel....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Hyundai to launch hydrogen-powered Tucson

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Hyundai's decadelong effort to develop a fuel cell vehicle pays off next spring with the launch of the hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover. At the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Hyundai said the Tucson will be available as a lease-only vehicle in California for $2,999 down and $499 per month -- and that includes fuel, regardless of how much hydrogen the lessee uses....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda's successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will have a range of 300 miles and its fuel cell stack will be housed in the engine compartment. Honda introduced its styling concept for the 2015 production vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show as the mid-sized FCEV Concept....
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Ghosn joins Tesla's Musk in questioning viability of fuel cell vehicles

Nov. 20, 2013 09:49 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the market won't be ready for fuel cell vehicles before 2020, joining Tesla's Elon Musk in questioning the future of hydrogen-powered cars....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda boosts output, shrinks size of hydrogen fuel cell stack

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda has increased the output and shrunk the size of the new fuel cell stack that will power its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle due in 2015. The new stack is 20 percent smaller than the current stack that debuted in 2006 in Honda's FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, yet its maximum power output increases from 100 kilowatts to 106....
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As spotlight dims on plug-ins, new focus to spur hydrogen, diesel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
With sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Obama's goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel....
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Hyundai preps fuel cell vehicle for '14 U.S. debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Hyundai is readying a fuel cell electric crossover for a U.S. debut next year, joining a cadre of automakers that see renewed promise in the economic viability of hydrogen-powered vehicles....
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2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

Nov. 5, 2013 05:30 CET
Toyota is going futuristic at the Tokyo auto show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a new Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body....
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2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Toyota is going futuristic at this month's Tokyo Motor Show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a next-generation Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body as the brand tries to rekindle its reputation for innovation....
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Toyota predicts big cuts in fuel cell costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
By the time Toyota's first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle goes from this year's early prototypes to serial production in early 2015, the company expects to cut the cost of producing the powerplant in half -- to about $51,000 -- and to halve it again by 2020, a top executive said....
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Toyota cuts fuel cell costs by nearly $1 million for new hydrogen car

Oct. 11, 2013 12:54 CET
Toyota reduced the cost of the fuel cell system in its next hydrogen-powered car by almost $1 million. The mid-sized sedan will launch in 2015 in Europe, the U.S. and Japan, with a price below $100,000....
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Toyota lays out future powertrain plans in catch-up bid

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
After trailing many of its competitors in the recent engine- and transmission-technology wars, Toyota will launch a swath of powertrains in the next several years, a top powertrain r&d executive said....
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RICHARD TRUETT

The road to fuel cells: Long or short?

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
One of the best things about working in a newsroom is that great conversations with really smart people break out....
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