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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[...]

Fashion students restyle Hyundai’s first hydrogen car

Fashion students restyle Hyundai’s first hydrogen car

Hyundai has revealed the winners of its Fashioned Fuel Cell competition run in collaboration with the London College of Fashion. Of the 159 entrants, seven students were selected to have their work applied to 10 Hyundai ix35  fuel cell vehicles, which will be used to chauffer VIPs across Lond[...]

Hyundai turns to fashion for fuel cell push

Hyundai turns to fashion for fuel cell push

Hyundai has teamed with the London College of Fashion (LCF) to recruit students to help drive awareness of fuel cell vehicles. The new partnership called ‘Fashioned Fuel Cell’, will commission 159 students to design a 2D visual campaign which embodies this message: ‘Using fashion as a discipline t[...]

Hydrogen fleet passes three million miles of real-world driving

Hydrogen fleet passes three million miles of real-world driving

A fleet of fuel cell vehicles has just passed the landmark of three million miles of hydrogen-powered real-world driving, thanks to GM. The car giant’s fleet of 119 test vehicles, which make up its Project Driveway programme have been driven by more than 5,000 motorists, since its launch in 2007. [...]

ix35 Fuel Cell to spearhead EU’s hydrogen joint undertaking

ix35 Fuel Cell to spearhead EU’s hydrogen joint undertaking

Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell SUV has been granted a third consecutive year at the forefront of the EU’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) campaign to extoll the virtues of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the transport sector. Over the past two years, Hyundai has leased a hydrogen-po[...]

Toyota to bring hydrogen car to market in 2015

Toyota to bring hydrogen car to market in 2015

Toyota has announced that it will introduce a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car to the market next year. Hydrogen will make its mass-market debut in a new model, which will take ‘clear hints’ from the FCV saloon concept, which was exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. With delivery [...]

Manufacturers join forces to make hydrogen power a reality

Manufacturers join forces to make hydrogen power a reality

Top motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and global energy consultancies have announced the HyFive project – a £31million deal to make hydrogen-powered vehicles a viable choice for European drivers. At City Hall, London, five different manufacturers have agre[...]

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