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Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time

Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time

Hydrogen fuel cell cars might still be mostly just concept vehicles at the moment, but for Toyota, its new soon-to-launch FCV is about to do the carmaker proud on the race course. Toyota intends for its new FCV model to compete in the final instalment of the Japanese Rally Championship; the 285 km[...]

First hydrogen fuel station to open at Sainsbury’s branch

First hydrogen fuel station to open at Sainsbury’s branch

Sainsbury’s is to become the first supermarket to offer a hydrogen fuel dispenser alongside its usual petrol and diesel fuel pumps. Located at its Hendon store in north west London, the new hydrogen fuel pump is expected to be in place by the end of the year and will be available to the general pu[...]

Hyundai delivers first hydrogen fuel cell cars to UK customers

Hyundai delivers first hydrogen fuel cell cars to UK customers

Hyundai’s first ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles intended for customers have arrived in the UK, as the carmaker continues its roll-out of the world’s first series-production hydrogen fuel car. The arrival of the first hydrogen cars comes just days after the government announced an £11 million fund to suppo[...]

Mercedes hydrogen car reaches 300,000kms without any issues

Mercedes hydrogen car reaches 300,000kms without any issues

A hydrogen-fuelled Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell has achieved a continuous running record of 300,000 kilometres (186,411 miles)– as the carmaker continues to trial hydrogen cars ahead of a market launched schedule within the next couple of years. In preparation for the launch of its first hydrogen [...]

New £11 million fund to establish hydrogen cars in the UK

New £11 million fund to establish hydrogen cars in the UK

The UK’s embryonic hydrogen fuel infrastructure is to get a major boost, as the government announces a new £11 million fund to help establish the country as a leader in hydrogen fuel cell cars. This money will help establish an initial network of 15 hydrogen refuelling stations by the end of 2015 a[...]

European countries to establish common standard charging network

European countries to establish common standard charging network

Drivers of electric cars should be able to drive anywhere across Europe and recharge for free by 2020, under a new directive adopted by the EU. New rules will ensure a network of alternative refuelling points across the continent is established, all using common standards to ensure that electric c[...]

Government approval keeps Toyota hydrogen vehicle plans on track

Government approval keeps Toyota hydrogen vehicle plans on track

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) plans have received a boost as the company has been granted Japanese government-approved status to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. By Japanese law, all pressurised gas containers must be type-certified and available for official safety check[...]

First production line for hydrogen refuelling stations opens

First production line for hydrogen refuelling stations opens

Industrial gas firm Linde has opened what is believed to be the world’s first production line for hydrogen refuelling stations. The move could be exactly what is needed to get hydrogen fuel cell cars off the ground as some of the world’s leading carmakers prepare to launch their first models. [...]

Hyundai FCEV manages 700km from single fill-up

Hyundai FCEV manages 700km from single fill-up

Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell has set a new record for distance covered by a hydrogen-powered car on a single tank, covering 700 kilometres (435 miles) and spanning three countries in an economy drive conducted by Norwegian eco-pioneers Marius Bornstein and Arnt G. Hartvig. As the world’s first mass-p[...]

Pee-powered fuel cells could be the future for hydrogen cars

Pee-powered fuel cells could be the future for hydrogen cars

Urine could be the next cheap catalyst idea that would allow fuel cell vehicles to become significantly cheaper. According to new research by Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, carbon atoms recovered from human urine could replace the use of expensive metals like platinum, as a catalyst for t[...]

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