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    Video: There's a familiar ring to this 1966 video of GM's hydrogen ElectroVan
    Also: A Look Back At Green Cars From The 1994 Chicago Auto Show 1418921820

    "What we need is fuel cells that can run on a hydrocarbon fuel and air." It can be fun and educational to revisit the past as we look into the future. While we do have cars that plug in today, the first big batch of hydrogen powered vehicles is not yet arrived (but the Hyundai Tucson Fuel ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows
    Sandia And Linde Team Up On Hydrogen Infrastructure; Scania To Test Wirelessy Charged Bus In Sweden; Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Recieves Environmental Certification 1418907720

    Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves upon the design of the FCX Clarity ...

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    Video: New Toyota Mirai videos continue questionable hydrogen claims
    Ad Says H2 Car Has 'Smaller Carbon Footprint' Than EVs 1418860800

    "Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint." Toyota has released a number of new promotional videos for the hydrogen-powered 2016 Mirai. Most are exactly what you'd expect: pretty, full of ...

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    BMW readies EV, hydrogen updates for 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    ChargeNow, ParkNow And DriveNow Will All See Enhancements 1418477340

    BMW's stand at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show will be the place to go for updates. News about advances in electric vehicle infrastructure, hydrogen fuel cells (maybe) and BMW's suite of connected vehicles app things will all make an appearance at the show next month. Let's start with what we know ...

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    Study: Underground hydrogen infrastructure could lower costs
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    There's a huge international infrastructure dedicated to putting gasoline and diesel fuel into our cars. A nationwide infrastructure for electric vehicles also exists, even if it could be beefed up a bit in some areas. But when it comes to hydrogen cars, the infrastructure hows and wheres and ...

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    Report: Toyota spending $168 million to make more Mirai fuel cell vehicles
    Overall Sales Predictions Are Still Small 1418149800

    The last semi-official number we had for pre-orders for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle was around 200. But demand is strong enough that Toyota is saying that it will spend 20 billion yen ($168 million US) to expand annual production capacity at the "secretive workshop" where the Mirai ...

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    Report: For Audi, Quattro name means something for hydrogen cars, too
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    Forget Dueling Banjos. Audi is proposing "Dueling Motors" for its Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro concept vehicle. All in the name of appropriate pickup, of course. The German automaker, which showed off the concept sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month, is pairing a plug-in electric ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Canada gets Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Washington governor favors EVs
    USDA Funds Biofuels; Enzymes Make Better Biodiesel 1417647300

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants extend tax breaks for EVs past the July 1 expiration date. He also calls for looking into allowing EVs use of carpool lanes and creating charging infrastructure. Inslee sees encouraging electric driving as a way to help mitigate climate change, but detractors ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Japan's new hydrogen rules could help Toyota, New Delhi pollution worse than thought
    Fastned To Build Fast-Charging Corridors In Germany 1417525140

    The European Union is funding Fastned EV fast-charging corridors in Germany. The EU has set aside 2 million euros as part of its Trans-European Transport Networks program for Fastned to build the charging stations along major highways in Germany. The EU plans to help fund a network of 155 ...

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    Report: Toyota has 200 orders for 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car
    Production Starts In December At Same Secret Workshop That Made Lexus LFA 1417449420

    Toyota built 500 Lexus LFA supercars between 2010 and 2012 in what Automotive News has called a "secretive workshop." The automaker has been wondering what to do with that production line since the last LFA rolled off in December 2012 and, like so much else for Toyota these days, the answer is a ...

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    Report: Nissan happy with plug-in vehicles for now, will wait on hydrogen
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    Anyone who's driven the Nissan Leaf knows that it won't set any land speed records. Still, ask Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga, and the battery-electric vehicle will be miles ahead of any hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles for the foreseeable future in Nissan's advanced-powertrain plans. ...

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    Report: Cleanliness of Toyota Mirai fuel cell exhaust depends on air quality
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    Is the water vapor coming out of Toyota's first production fuel-cell vehicle drinkable? If you're driving through the Sierra Nevadas? Probably. Cruising through Beijing? Not so much. Toyota executive Seiji Mizuno discussed whether the water vapor emitted from the Toyota Mirai is safe enough to ...

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    Official: Honda working on 'power exporter' to go with fuel-cell vehicle
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    The bad news, as we've previously reported, is that Honda's first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won't debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV's motor power up other devices as well. So it's a tradeoff of ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Couple wins Toyota Mirai; Tesla Gigafactory wages reported
    National Biodiesel Board Elects Leadership; DOE Reports Progress In Hydrogen Production 1416661200

    A couple who won a Toyota Mirai at the Los Angeles Auto Show are among the first people to own the new fuel-cell sedan. Marianne Ellis bought the winning ticket - auctioned off by the Environmental Media Association to fund environmental programs - as a possible 30th anniversary gift for her ...

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    Official: Honda spending $13.8 million on hydrogen infrastructure with FirstElement
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    Honda is partnering with FirstElement Fuel to increase the number of hydrogen refueling stations in California. The two have signed a letter of intent to provide $13.8 of financial assistance that, with some state money, could let FirstElement build "at least 12 stations." This is the second OEM ...

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    2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle likely to get 60 MPGe
    Five Kg Of Hydrogen And 300-Mile Range Leads To Simple Outcome, We Think 1416327900

    Toyota isn't talking about the Mirai's fuel economy just yet, but that doesn't mean we can't make an educated guess. And we do so by looking at the competition and knowing that the DOE says that "One kg of hydrogen is roughly equivalent to one gallon of gasoline." For now, the Mirai's H2 ...

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    Report: VW bringing fuel cell concept to LA Auto Show
    Surprise Entry Into The Show's Green Theme This Year 1416236280

    Amid the flurry of hydrogen announcements from Toyota and Honda last night, Volkwagen has something to add: a new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle. This will be the first VW hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in many years – remember the Tiguan Hy-Motion back in 2008? – and it comes as a ...

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    Exclusive: Bibendum 2014: ITM Power wants to make nearly free hydrogen. No, really
    Electrolyzers, Natural Gas And Grid Balancing Are The Keys 1415988120

    There's a problem that need solving when it comes to renewable energy. Where do you put it when it's not needed? Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, has what he says is the best answer: you turn it into hydrogen. Speaking at the 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Chengdu, China this week, Cooley ...

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    Exclusive: Bibendum 2014: Former EU President says Toyota could lose 100,000 euros per hydrogen FCV sedan
    Pat Cox Explains Europe's Current Hydrogen Infrastructure Situation 1415840340

    Pat Cox does not work for Toyota and we don't think he has any secret inside information. Still, he's the former President of the European Parliament and the current high level coordinator for TransEuropean Network, so when he says Toyota is likely going to lose between 50,000 and 100,000 euros ...

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    Bibendum 2014: Odd, old data still being used to counter EVs
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    There's a lot of information on display at the 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum. We've spent time this week trying to sponge it all in but one of the charts caught out eye today. In a session on hydrogen vehicles – about which we'll have more later – a representative from Air Liquide, ...

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