Fuel Cell

Ballard CEO says fuel cell resurgence no repeat of past bubble

March 31, 2014 11:44 CET
Ballard Power Systems Inc. is poised to report the first profit in its 21-year history as a public company, evidence the fuel cell maker isn't heading for a repeat of the 2000 technology bust.... Read More »

 

Honda, Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in 2015

6:20 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Honda and Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 units a year, the Nikkei newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

Honda, Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in 2015

March 26, 2014 12:20 CET
Honda and Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 units a year, a report said.... Read More »

 

Test fleet shapes next step for fuel cell cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Jon Spallino is leasing his third Honda hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and says he hasn't had to make any changes to his life or driving habits.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Toyota: Fuel cell math is right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Toyota believes just a few hydrogen stations will go a long way toward meeting its needs for launching hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year in the United States. A few dozen stations strategically concentrated in California will get fuel cell transportation up and running, says Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. senior vice president of automotive operations.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims to defy skeptics with its fuel cell technology

Jan. 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year and aims to defy those who are skeptical of the technology.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota aims for bulletproof fuel cell tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year, says Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for the company's U.S. arm.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota wants a bulletproof fuel-cell entry

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Toyota is ready to take some flak when it plunges into mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles next year. Literally.... Read More »

 

Toyota gears up for more fuel-cell vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Toyota's engineers have been so successful reducing the cost of the company's new fuel-cell powered FCV sedan that the U.S.... Read More »

 

Hyundai reveals Europe-designed Intrado fuel cell concept

Dec. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
Hyundai has offered a glimpse of its Intrado fuel cell concept vehicle that was styled at the automaker's r&d center in Germany. The concept will debut at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

GREEN CARS

Toyota targets 5,000 to 10,000 fuel cell sales a year

Dec. 11, 2013 15:15 CET
Toyota is confident that fuel cell vehicles will be price competitive against other zero-emission cars before 2030, a top executive told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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