Fuel Cell

  • BMW V12 LMR that won overall in the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans

    BMW hasn’t competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1999, when its V12 LMR secured the first and only overall victory for the German automaker in the prestigious race. Now, BMW might be planning a comeback, though the goal this time isn’t thought to be competing with the likes of Nissan, Porsche and Toyota at the top level of endurance racing. Rather, Autocar reports, BMW may build a radical hydrogen fuel cell racer that could compete in the event’s standalone ‘Garage 56’ category for experiment vehicles, which Nissan used last year for its ZEOD RC plug-in...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    New Patents Surface For Porsche Electric And Fuel Cell Sedans

    New patents have emerged suggesting Porsche is serious about launching zero-emission versions of its upcoming mid-size sedan due towards the end of the decade. Nicknamed the Pajun, short for “Panamera junior”, the mid-size sedan is being developed as a rival for the Maserati Ghibli and...

  • Toyota Mirai serves as official pace car for 2015 Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race
    Toyota Mirai Becomes World's First Fuel Cell Pace Car

    Toyota is keen to get the message out about its new fuel cell-powered Mirai and recently launched a video that attempts to convey to the masses the somewhat dubious benefits of a vehicle that runs on hydrogen. The Japanese automaker is now taking its promotional efforts a step further, announcing...

  • Honda FCV Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    Honda FCV Concept At The Detroit Auto Show: Live Photos

    While the 2016 Toyota Mirai grabbed headlines at last fall's Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda's new FCV concept was unveiled around the same time with slightly less fanfare. With more of the spotlight to itself, the FCV made its North American debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show this week. WATCH: Ford...

  • Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
    The future arrives early with Mercedes-Benz F015 self-driving car concept

    The new autonomous car concept Mercedes-Benz has been teasing for this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been revealed as the F015 Luxury in Motion, a self-driving, fully-connected, hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid that offers a vision of driving in the future. In...

  • 2016 Toyota Mirai
    2016 Toyota Mirai priced from $57,500 outright or $499 monthly lease

    Yesterday, we got our first look at Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle due in showrooms next fall, the 2016 Mirai. Now, we have the all-important pricing details on the hydrogen-powered sedan, which—impressively—comes close to matching the original $50,000 promise made by Toyota as...

  • Honda FCV Concept

    Honda is an industry leader in the development of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. In 2002, it was the first automaker to begin a retail initiative with the leasing of fuel cell vehicles to fleet customers with its original FCX hatch, and by 2005 it was already leasing the cars to individuals. A couple of years later the FCX Clarity was introduced and to this day there are roughly two dozen of the cars still on America’s roads. MUST SEE: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Packs New V-8, Serious Track Upgrades: Video Now, Honda has confirmed that a successor to the FCX Clarity will be...

  • Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota FCV Concept Previews Fuel Cell Car Coming In 2015: Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota’s first production fuel cell vehicle is edging closer, with the Japanese automaker presenting a thinly veiled concept version of the upcoming zero emission car at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show earlier today. The concept is the FCV, a production version of which is scheduled for launch in...

  • Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda FCEV Fuel Cell Concept Previews FCX Clarity Successor

    Honda will present a new concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the FCEV, the new concept is said to preview the potential styling of a successor to the FCX Clarity, which is scheduled for launch in 2015, the same year close rival Toyota...

  • Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013
    Toyota Previews FCV And FV2 Tokyo Motor Show Concepts

    At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 20, Toyota will unveil two concepts that look into the future of the automobile. The first is the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) concept, which previews a production hydrogen fuel cell car Toyota hopes to put on sale by 2015. We've seen more or less the same...

  • Toyota FCV-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Toyota Preparing Updated FCV-R Concept For Frankfurt Auto Show

    Toyota is committed to launching an affordable fuel cell vehicle by 2015 and has already previewed it with the original FCV-R concept first shown in 2011. At the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next week, Toyota will present an updated version of its FCV-R concept that’s said to more closely...

  • Mercedes-Benz B Class F-Cell
    Mercedes, Ford And Nissan Join Forces On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

    The parent company of German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, has announced it’s formed an alliance with Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] and Nissan to help accelerate the development and eventual launch of hydrogen fuel cell technology for cars. The announcement comes just days after it...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

    Mercedes-Benz has decided to delay plans for the launch of a mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle until at least 2017, three years later than it had originally hoped. The vehicle was to be based on its latest B Class compact MPV sold overseas and feature a powertrain developed using knowledge gained from a trial fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles based on its previous-generation B Class. Up to 70 of those trial vehicles, called a B Class F-Cell, were leased to companies and members of the public in the U.S. back in 2010. They featured a tank of hydrogen weighing 9.0 pounds when full...

  • The GreenGT H2 hydrogen fuel cell Le Mans Prototype - image: Dunlop Motorsport
    GreenGT to run hydrogen fuel cell car at Le Mans in 2013

    When the cars take to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2013 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the vehicle occupying the 56th pit box will be like no other in the history of endurance racing. Powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the electric-motor-driven GreenGT H2 will be capable of reaching speeds...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Mercedes E Superlight: Carbon Fiber, Fuel Cell Exec For 2015

    It's difficult to discuss the weight of modern cars without referring to the old Colin Chapman adage, "add lightness". Still, the old Lotus chap had a point--by making a car lightweight, you improve it in every dynamic area, and efficiency increases too. Automakers are once more starting to take...

  • 2006 BMW Hydrogen 7
    BMW And GM To Form Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership?

    BMW has just announced that it will work more closely with Toyota to advance the development of lithium-ion battery technology for application in future cars. Now there’s word that BMW is also looking for a tie-up with General Motors in the area of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The word...

  • 2011 Toyota FCV-R Concept
    Prius C, FCV-R And FT-EV III Highlight Toyota’s Stand In Tokyo

    Tomorrow is the first official press day of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but there’s another major automotive event taking place this month, the prestigious 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off on November 30. Not surprisingly, information on all the new model and concept debuts is...

  • 2009 Honda FCX Clarity
    More Future Fuels: Bacteria To Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells?

    Hydrogen fuel cells for automotive use are one of those "great in theory, flawed in principal" ideas for the future of car propulsion. New technology using bacteria could eventually change that. Fuel cells have several advantages over pure battery-electric power, for example. Firstly, hydrogen has...

  • Ammonia could be used as fuel. Image: Wikipedia user Ben Mills

    Ammonia: Useful in fertilizers, cleaning products and fairly unpleasant in direct human contact. Used as a fuel for vehicles? Certainly not impossible, according to an article in New Scientist. John Fleming and Tim Maxwell at Texas Tech University are developing a system to produce ammonia that can be installed in filling stations. What are the benefits? Rather than using hydrogen to power fuel cells and the associated high-pressure storage problems associated with this, Fleming and Maxwell would use water to produce hydrogen from electrolysis, and this is then combined with nitrogen from the...

  • GreenGT LMPH2 hydrogen fuel cell race car
    GreenGT LMPH2 hydrogen racer to run 2012 Le Mans

    It turns out the Delta Wing concept won't be the only experimental car to run the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. The hyrdrogen fuel cell electrc GreenGT LMPH2 prototype racer will also join the grid next year. So what is the LMPH2? As the name suggests, it's a hydrogen-powered Le Mans Prototype sports...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

    Burbling turbo V-8 power, a sleek four-door coupe profile, and now, AMG badges. That's what's on deck this week for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in the form of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, which is making its world debut. The 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 promises 518 horsepower and 516...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric
    Volvo Starts Development Of Fuel Cell Range-Extended Electric Vehicles

    Volvo has some ambitious plans for the future. In addition to the market launch of a plug-in hybrid in 2012, work is currently under way on evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered car and now we can add hydrogen-powered fuel cells to that list--but with a twist. Volvo is...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style
    Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept Previews Baby CLS

    Mercedes-Benz is in a process of reinventing its design language, going from the sharp edged and relatively boxy designs at present to a much more fluid form for its next-generation of cars. Last month Mercedes-Benz design chief Gordon Wagener revealed that the automaker was keen to raise the...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, ML450 Hybrid And F-Cell Coming To L.A. Auto Show

    The 563 horsepower Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar, the fuel-sipping E350 BlueTEC and ML450 Hybrid, and the advanced hydrogen powered B-Class F-Cell will be making their respective North American debuts at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Whether you think it's a ridiculous retro-themed...

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