Hydrogen

Toyota’s North America chief seeks fuel cell sedan supply boost

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Toyota's North American boss Jim Lentz, preparing to sell Camry-sized hydrogen sedans next year, said he’s “bullish” about advances in the company’s fuel cell system and wants more supply of the Japan-built cars in the United States.... Read More »

 

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 aims to standardize fast-fill hydrogen fueling protocol

1:32 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Honda has developed a hydrogen refueling station on its campus near Los Angeles with the aim of standardizing a hydrogen fueling protocol, the automaker said earlier this week.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

Toyota gears up for more fuel-cell vehicles, will add stations

6:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Toyota's engineers have been so successful reducing the cost of the company's new fuel-cell powered FCV sedan that the operation in the United States has asked headquarters to boost their initial allotment.... 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 »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda touts hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle

10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the concept.... 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 »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Hydrogen fuel cell cars show promise; infrastructure the stumbling block

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
The old joke about electric vehicles is, "How long is your extension cord?" But nearly every home or business has a 110-volt outlet that can charge your EV if it runs out of juice. That's not the case with the 2015 arrival of hydrogen fuel cell cars.... 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 »

 

REUTERS NEWS ANALYSIS

The road to a greener America is littered with roadkill

11:43 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Apart from the recent success of Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle sector has been one of the biggest duds in clean tech. It's all part of green energy's mid-life crisis.... Read More »

 

Toyota: Cost to develop fuel cell cars falls

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
The hydrogen refueling infrastructure may not be ready, but the cost of developing the fuel cell cars Toyota plans to launch in 2015 has plunged.... Read More »

 

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