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GM Roughs in Choices for Autonomous Fuel Cells

General Motors in an active and thus far unsuccessful “pump up the moribund stock price with press releases” claims today that it will solve some of the transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The … Continue reading

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Toyota, 7-Eleven Japan to Study Fuel Cell Trucks

Fuel cell trucks, where the refrigeration/freezer unit, and the truck itself, are powered by fuel cells, will be introduced as refrigerator/freezer trucks for stores with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions. An energy management system, combining already-installed solar power generators will be introduced to enable greater energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction. Continue reading

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GM and U.S. Army Expand Fuel Cell Development

General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center are increasing their collaboration in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology Continue reading

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Toyota to Retail Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrids in U.S. by 2015

Carter told AutoInformed that he has seen and driven the Toyota fuel cell hybrid. The ultimate timing for U.S. retail sales is dependent on California’s hydrogen infrastructure program that aims to put in place 35 hydrogen-refueling centers in the Los Angeles area by 2015. Continue reading

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GM and Honda Target 2020 for Viable Fuel Cell EVs

The light duty fuel cell vehicle (FCV) has shown promise for decades, but the problem remains that it is space age technology at NASA levels of cost. Not surprisingly, automakers have varying levels of interest fuel cells that always appear to be just a decade or so from commercialization, but interest is rising. Continue reading

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Japanese, South Korean Automakers to offer Fuel Cell EVs by 2015

Japanese and South Korean automakers are optimistic about commercializing fuel cell electric vehicles by 2015, according to a new study. Mercedes-Benz is also known to be pursuing the advanced technology that in theory is emission free with demonstration units due in 2014. Continue reading

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Germany to Add 35 New Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Automakers are currently lobbying in the U.S. for tax breaks and other taxpayer incentives for fuel cell cars to bring down their astronomical – as in $pace technology – costs. Hyundai thinks it can develop a fuel cell business if it can get the costs down to ~$50,000 a vehicle. Continue reading

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UK Starts Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Project with Automakers, Utilities and Gas Suppliers – Cars on Road Promised by 2014

The allure of fuel cells remains efficiency, roughly 50-60% compared to an internal combustion engine’s ~20%. Emissions are also attractive – no pollutants at the tailpipe and some studies indicate a drastically reduced overall well-to-wheel emissions when compared with today’s fossil fuel engines. Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Accepts GM Equinox Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

The U.S. Navy is among the first customers to take delivery of a Chevrolet Equinox  hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, GM said today. The Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, subsidized by federal taxpayers, will try to promote hydrogen … Continue reading

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Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative Moves Forward

Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined The Gas Company (TGC), and General Motors to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015. Taxpayers are subsidizing the program. Continue reading

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