Fuel Cell

  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    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 when it started leasing its original FCX hatch to fleet customers, and by 2005 it was already leasing the cars to individuals. Three years later the FCX Clarity sedan was launched and to this day there are roughly two dozen of them on American roads. Over the past couple of years Honda has been trotting out concept versions of a new fuel cell vehicle due on the market in 2016 and destined to be the automaker’s first mass-produced vehicle...

  • Lexus LF-FC concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Lexus LF-FC Concept Previews Next LS, Fuel Cell Future: Live Photos & Video

    We expected Lexus to introduce a concept version of the next-generation LS flagship sedan in Tokyo. We didn't expect that it would be a fuel cell vehicle. The Lexus LF-FC concept features a fuel cell stack mounted in the trunk, with the power control unit under the hood and the hydrogen storage...

  • Toyota Kikai concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota Bringing Fuel Cells, Hot Rods And Robots To Tokyo Motor Show

    A new sports car won’t be the only attraction on Toyota’s stand at this month’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker has unveiled an assortment of weird and wacky concepts destined for the show, including a robot that if one day produced could serve as a companion to, we...

  • BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept
    BMW i8 Fuel Cell Car Sounds Like The Future: Video

    BMW recently unveiled an i8-based research vehicle that it built several years ago when it first started looking at developing a production-ready hydrogen fuel cell stack. A new video from YouTube channel Cars confirms that the vehicle sounds almost as strange as it looks. ALSO SEE: 5,000-HP...

  • BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept
    BMW Shows Off Fuel Cell-Powered i8 And 5-Series GT

    In late 2011, BMW signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota for collaboration on a number of projects, one of which was development of a new sports car platform to spawn a replacement for the Z4 as well as a spiritual successor to the Supra. Another crucial area for collaboration was...

  • BMW V12 LMR that won overall in the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans
    BMW To Return To Le Mans With Radical Hydrogen Fuel Cell Racer?

    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...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

    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 high-end versions of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and with an alternative powertrain would challenge Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and upcoming Model 3. ALSO SEE: Not Dead Yet: Top Gear Pits G500 4×4² Against Ford F-150 Raptor The patents, which British publication...

  • 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

    The Honda FCV concept made its second auto-show appearance in Detroit.

  • 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 Concept Previews New Fuel Cell Vehicle Coming In 2016

    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...

  • Toyota FCV concept, 2013 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 2015 and promised to have a driving range and refueling time comparable to that of a conventional gasoline-powered car. Fuel cell cars are essentially extended-range electric cars, where a hydrogen-powered fuel cell stack serves as the range extender instead of a conventional internal combustion...

  • 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

    Toyota will unveil two futuristic concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show

  • 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 Delays Fuel Cell Plans, Seeks Partner: Report

    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...

  • The GreenGT H2 hydrogen fuel cell Le Mans Prototype - image: Dunlop Motorsport

    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 of up to 300 km/h (186 mph) and will have a run time of 40 minutes per tank of hydrogen. Its emissions will be nothing more than air and water vapor, leading many to speculate that the car represents the future of motorsports. Dual electric motors, rated at a combined 537 horsepower and 2,950...

  • Mercedes-Benz entrants into the 2012 Silvretta E-Car Rally
    SLS AMG E-Cell To Tackle Silvretta E-Car Rally

    Generally speaking, rally events exist to test the capabilities of both car and driver, often among the most grueling conditions imaginable. Like biological evolution on an accelerated scale, rally racing improves the breed, starting with race cars and trickling down into production cars. The same...

  • 'Invisible' Hydrogen B-Class F-Cell
    An Invisible Mercedes-Benz, Of Sorts: Video

    In the James Bond film Die Another Day, Q introduces 007 to his assigned Aston Martin Vanquish--or “Vanish,” as it’s nicknamed. Equipped with small cameras all around, they transmit images to a “light-emitting polymer skin on the opposite side,” Q explains, rendering...

  • 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...

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