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    Read This: Julian Cox destroys many arguments for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    H2 supporters say he's wrong, of course, but he fights back 1402531140

    "Isn't it a bit chilly in here?" Ever have one of those crazy, somewhat embarrassing dreams where you're going about your day as normal, when suddenly you realize you've forgotten to put on pants before leaving the house? Scary, right? Well, this is the nightmare scenario certain automakers might ...

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    Report: Japan's government gives hydrogen vehicles a big boost

    The Japanese government is really paving the way for hydrogen fuel cell technology on its roads. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is changing regulations on fuel tanks to make hydrogen cars more appealing to drivers, which should help put the country ahead of others in the race to ...

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    Official: First hydrogen Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs arrive in California

    These crossovers are not available in showroom quite yet, but the first batch of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles has made it to California. Hyundai is promising retail availability, "within the next several weeks," which means early June or so for the $499/month CUVs. We previously heard in ...

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    Official: Toyota teams with FirstElement Fuel on 19 hydrogen stations in California

    Cross Toyota with a former General Motors and Hyundai executive and you might just get some real momentum when it comes to hydrogen refueling station deployment. Toyota and FirstElement Fuel Inc., which is headed by ex-GM and Hyundai executive Joel Ewanick, are working together on a project ...

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    Official: California might have 70 hydrogen fuel stations by 2016

    In what some would consider an "If You Build It, They Will Come" scenario straight out of "Field of Dreams," California proponents of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEVs) adoption say the Golden State may expand its hydrogen refueling station count more than eightfold during the next three years, ...

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    Report: Just 27 hydrogen refueling stations were installed in 2012, globally

    The Hydrogen Superhighway isn't much more than a dirt path right now, with just 27 hydrogen refueling stations installed in the entire world last year, Green Car Reports says, citing Fuel Cell Today. North America was home to eight new hydrogen stations, and five stations were added in Germany. ...

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    Official: Toyota loans two hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to DOE

    Following a record-setting year of plug-in electric vehicle sales in the US, the federal government is continuing an "all-of-the-above" alternative energy strategy to ensure folks don't forget about the wonders of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). In fact, the US Energy Department's ...

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    Official: Daimler, Ford and Nissan to collaborate on fuel cell tech

    Team efforts to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market have gone truly worldwide. An announcement today from Daimler, Ford, and Nissan reveals that the three companies are going to work together on a "common fuel cell system" that should "speed up availability" of H2 vehicles at lower costs. ...

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    Official: 10 predictions for 2013 alt-fuel vehicles: more, better, more

    Like resolutions and watered down drinks, the coming of the New Year is the time for industry predictions, and tech-research firm Pike Research didn't disappoint when it comes to what it says is in store for the electric-drive vehicle market for 2013. With more than 200,000 plug-ins estimated to ...

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    Official: Honda joins hydrogen fuel cell vehicle effort in Nordic countries

    Honda has followed in the water-exhaust trail of fellow Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan as well as South Korea-based Hyundai in reaching an agreement to accelerate the development of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the Nordic countries. Honda joined in on the Memorandum of ...

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    Report: Hyundai fuel cell chief says EV makers jumped the gun

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) spew water vapor. FCEV enthusiasts are likely hoping that the head of fuel-cell research at Hyundai isn't just spewing hot air. Hyundai's Lim Tae-won said electric-vehicle makers like Nissan started mass-producing models such as the Leaf too early and are ...

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    No new infrastructure required: Hydrogen Hyundais drive across Europe

    It's getting easier and easier to ignore gas stations. Over in Europe, the H2 refueling infrastructure is apparently robust enough to allow a pair of hydrogen-powered Hyundai iX35 (Tuscon) FCEVs to drive from Oslo, Norway to Monte Carlo, Monaco. Almost, anyway. Yes, the 1,404-mile, ...

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    Report: Will California's ZEV mandate expand across the country?

    More states may follow the Golden State in plug-in vehicle quotas, which could make auto executives see red. Earlier this year, California approved a rule – known as the ZEV Mandate – requiring more than 15 percent of new cars to be so-called zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) by the 2025 ...

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    Official: Hyundai will make 'limited' number of fuel-cell vehicles this year, 'thousands' by 2014

    Hyundai has confirmed that it will make a "limited" number of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) this year for testing purposes, with a goal of making as many as 10,000 FCEVs annually by 2015. The South Korean automaker is testing an FCEV based on the Tucson crossover which will be part ...

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    Official: Honda opens solar hydrogen station in Japan's Saitama Prefecture

    For those of you who struggled with high school chemistry, this one's a doozy. Honda has opened up a hydrogen station in Saitama, Japan that converts sunlight into hydrogen that may be used to power fuel-cell electric vehicles such as the Honda FCX Clarity. The station, which uses both juice ...

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    Report: Toyota forecasts 'tens of thousands' of FCEVs by 2020s

    Toyota still plans on making "tens of thousands" of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) annually by the 2020s, Bloomberg News reports, citing Didier Leroy, the automaker's chief of European operations. Didier, speaking at the Geneva Motor Show last week, said Toyota is cutting the ...

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    Kia Motors to join Clean Energy Partnership

    Kia Borrego FCEV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kia Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) to promote fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and the establishment of supporting infrastructure in Europe. The initial agreement was inked ...

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    Hyundai Tuscon ix FCEV hydrogen-powered SUV debuts in Washington, DC

    Hyundai Tucson FCEV ix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's fuel-cell vehicle development keeps chugging along as the automaker has just unveiled its latest hydrogen-fueled prototype, the Hyundai Tucson ix FCEV (fuel-cell electric vehicle). The Tucson ix FCEV made its U.S. ...

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    Updates on hydrogen in Korea - Part 2 - The latest news from Hyundai

    I wrote about the Kia Sportage FCEV in Part 1 of this story. Kia is owned by Hyundai, and both are located in Korea. Kia is supposed to be the slightly lower-end and sportier mate to Hyundai's marginally higher-end and luxurious vehicles. So, it is no surprise that they share hydrogen R&D costs ...

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    Updates on hydrogen in Korea - Part 1 - Kia and their hydrogen history

    I mention in most of my posts on hydrogen that it is very early in the development stage, that hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an energy source, and that it takes more power to produce hydrogen at this point than you get out of it. These facts are not enough information to give up entirely on ...


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