Despite hydrogen fuel cell equipped cars and trucks having been around for several years now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has never actually crash tested one. Hyundai wanted to be the first, apparently, and they threw down the gauntlet by offering the IIHS an first early opportunity to evaluate a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle just as the NEXO starts to reach … [Read more...] about Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hyundai NEXO Earns Top Safety Rating
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are an intriguing subject for anyone remotely interested in green technology. Several Asian car manufacturers including Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai have bet big on fuel cell technology, even shunning all-electric vehicles (EVs) in favor of FCVs. Despite this move, FCVs are lagging way behind EVs in total global sales. Total volume for sales of … [Read more...] about Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars: Where are They?
Monday, October 8th was the fourth annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day celebration, and if you heard the sound of partying from natural gas stakeholders, there's a good reason for that. Hydrogen is touted as a zero-emission fuel and the primary source of hydrogen today is natural gas, which means that natural gas stakeholders will be looking to grow their foothold on the hydrogen … [Read more...] about Forget The Hydrogen Economy, Here Comes The Ammonia Economy
Hot on the heels of the recent implementation of Tesla Model S sedans and Model X SUVs as taxis, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has launched a new pilot program for hydrogen fuel cell taxis. The taxis are based on a specially modified Toyota Mirai. Meanwhile, the program is part of the RTA’s ongoing efforts to continue exploring options for reducing the E … [Read more...] about Hydrogen Future Rolls On: Toyota Mirai Taxis Launched in Dubai
Electric car advocates like to split themselves into different groups. Hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid vs. battery vs. fuel cell. While it's fun to joust about which is better, we should pause once in a while to reflect on how all of them are better for the environment than conventional cars with internal combustion engines. But if you really want to have the definitive answer to … [Read more...] about Plug-In Electric Car Vs. Fuel Cell Car: Which Is Greener?
We know that Elon Musk refers to fuel cell cars as "fool cells." We also know that there are people who still cling to the idea of a civilization that runs on clean hydrogen fuel. Honda and Toyota are both investing billions of dollars to bring hydrogen fuel cell cars to market. Mercedes and BMW are also experimenting with hydrogen powered cars. Hydrogen is the most … [Read more...] about Scientists Say New Hydrogen Process Is 100% Efficient
Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics and plans to use the games to showcase the advantages of "clean hydrogen power" as it strives to build what prime minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe call a hydrogen society. Masuzoe told the Wall Street Journal recently, “The first Tokyo Olympics, 50 years ago, left a bullet train system as a legacy. I want to leave a hyd … [Read more...] about Japan Pushes Forward With Hydrogen Society Ahead Of Olympics
As part of the hoopla surrounding the official introduction of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car this week, the company announced that customers would receive free hydrogen for up to three years. Previously, Hyundai also said it would provide free hydrogen for buyers of its Tucson fuel cell vehicles. Are the manufacturers just being generous or is there something else going on … [Read more...] about Car Makers Giving Away Free Hydrogen