Fuel Cell

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL

    Many think the infrastructure for a hydrogen-powered car just isn’t there, and they’re mostly right. There have been a few advances in hydrogen production recently, but the distribution system is the weak point. Honda hasn’t let that deter the production of a hydrogen fueled car, and neither is Mercedes-Benz, which plans to launch a production hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. next year. The luxury automaker will build 200 of the zero-emissions vehicles, each based on the current B-Class compact. Half of these have been earmarked for the U.S., with most expected to end up...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL
    Mercedes-Benz unveils hydrogen-powered B-Class F-Cell

    Many think the infrastructure for a hydrogen-powered car just isn’t there, and they’re mostly right. There have been a few advances in hydrogen production recently, but the distribution system is the weak point. Honda hasn’t let that deter the production of a hydrogen fueled car...

  • The Highlander FCHV fuel-cell vehicle concept
    Toyota could have hydrogen fuel-cell car on the road by 2014

    Honda's FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle has grabbed lots of headlines, as has BMW's combustion-powered Hydrogen7 and Mazda's rotary RE line of vehicles, including the RX-8. But Toyota is working on a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle too, and it could be on the streets by 2014. Well, the streets of...

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    Mercedes Benz design students pen F-CELL Roadster design study

    With its skinny, spoked open wheels and an open-air cabin, the Mercedes Benz F-CELL Roadster looks more like the cars of the turn of the 20th century than those of the 21st, but design students blended the two to illustrate a point. The combination of old and new symbolizes a rebirth of thinking...

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    Mercedes Benz provides full details for BlueZERO concept family

    Though most of the world associates green with environmentally-friendly technologies, Mercedes Benz and a few others use the color blue to denote their ecologically advanced vehicles and drivetrains. The latest development in the blue-themed line of Mercedes offerings is a trio of BlueZERO electric...

  • Mercedes Benz S400 BlueHybrid
    Daimler teams with Evonik for lithium-ion batteries

    Three electric concepts headed to the 2009 Detroit Auto Show have captured much of Daimler subsidiary Mercedes' press of late, and the timing of the new Daimler-Evonik hints that the technology that underpins the cars could be headed for more than just the show floor. Mercedes' S400 BlueHybrid is...

  • Fuel Cell Equinox

    With all that's going on in Washington lately, the slow economy and a general apathy or even hostility toward the automotive industry, it's nice to see a technological bright spot on the horizon. While it's not a ground-breaking or earth-shattering development, General Motors' fuel cell test fleet breaking the 500,000mi (800,000km) mark demonstrates a certain maturity of the technology that reminds us that slow and steady progress can win the day. Hydrogen fuel cells are not the widely-regarded front runners for the next generation of vehicular power sources. There are any number of reasons...

  • Shangai-Volkswagen Passat Lingyu
    Shanghai-Volkswagen to showcase hydrogen fuel-cell Passat Lingyu at L.A. Auto Show

    Volkswagen’s partnership with Shangai Auto to build cars and develop new technology together will be showing off the fruits of its labor at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, with the unveiling of a hydrogen fuel cell powered Passat Lingyu sedan. The Passat Lingyu has been built by the...

  • Kia Borrego FCEV
    Kia to present Borrego FCEV in L.A.

    Kia will use next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show to debut a concept version of its Borrego SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), the concept represents an important milestone for the South Korean manufacturer and is a sign that Kia is one of...

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    Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Enters (Limited) Production

    Honda’s new FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle has finally entered production after the car was first previewed as a concept as far back as 1999 when the FCX-V1 prototype was revealed in Tokyo. Honda’s fuel-cell technology has in fact been in development for more than 19 years and the first...

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    Honda FCX Clarity Production Fuel Cell Car Announced

    Many think the infrastructure for a hydrogen-powered car just isn’t there, and they’re mostly right. There have been a few advances in hydrogen production recently, but the distribution system is the weak point. Honda won’t let that deter the production of a hydrogen fueled car...

  • Ford going for fuel-cell speed record with 770HP Fusion
    Ford going for fuel cell speed record with 770-hp Fusion

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will be attempting to make a new world record for the fastest hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle when it takes its Fusion Hydrogen 999 fuel cell car to the Bonneville Salt Flats next month. The car – a collaboratively engineered racer with Ballard, Roush and Ohio State...

  • GM claims fuel cells will be commercially viable by 2010

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] recently announced that it was planning to build hybrid-electric cars in China by 2008, with drivetrains co-developed with DaimlerChrysler and BMW. However, the company is still fully backing hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles and has announced today that it could produce them for the same cost of their gasoline counterparts once they reach a production volume of 1 million units. According to GM’s vice president of R&D, Larry Burns, "lack of scale is the primary reason for the high costs of fuel cell vehicles." By producing the clean vehicles in...

  • VW develops high temperature fuel cell
    VW Develops High-Temperature Fuel Cell

    Volkswagen has taken a step further in the fuel cell technology stakes with the development of a high temperature fuel cell. Almost all current fuel cell technology is the low temperature kind, whose performance suffers and can even be damaged if operating temperatures reach above a certain...

  • Morgan working on fuel cell sports car
    Morgan Working On Fuel Cell Sports Car

    Morgan is working on a fuel cell car that’s based on the Aero Eight and will be completed within three years. The LIFECar project is in collaboration with the UK Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), fuel cell maker QinetiQ, BOC, OSCar, and a number of educational institutions. The fuel...

  • GM building world’s largest fuel cell fleet
    GM Building World’s Largest Fuel Cell Fleet

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has announced it will build more than 100 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles and begin placing them with customers next year, as part of a comprehensive deployment plan dubbed “Project Driveway." The project is designed to learn all aspects of the customer...

  • Ford displays million dollar Fuel Cell Focus at Woodward
    Ford Displays Million-Dollar Fuel Cell Focus At Woodward

    Both on the road and display at this years’ Woodward Dream Cruise in Birmingham is Ford’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell version of the popular Focus sedan. Due to the expense of Fuel Cell technology, which involves the extensive use of platinum, the humble Focus turned out to be the most expensive...

  • GM builds functional hydrogen fuel cell car
    GM builds functional hydrogen fuel cell car

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has built a fully-drivable version of its 2005 Sequel concept car, CEO Richard Wagoner revealed recently. The crossover has a range of 300 miles and will be officially unveiled next month. Despite this, Wagoner claims a production model of the car is still some way...

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