Fuel Cell

Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona
Surf's up: Hyundai announces crossover onslaught starting with Kona

Hyundai will bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers to meet booming demand from buyers by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Wednesday in Detroit. The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]
2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: Quick Drive

While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers...Read More»

Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015
Toyota, Nissan, Honda To Spend $48 Million On Hydrogen Infrastructure: Will It Sell Fuel Cells?

Back in February, we reported that Honda, Nissan, and Toyota had joined forces to create a hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Japan. At the time, we had no details about what the three might do or how much they might spend on such endeavors. ALSO SEE: Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai 'Fueled By BS': Crafty Or Crappy?

Ah, the Toyota Mirai. Its origins are polarizing, its looks could start a bar fight, and last week, the automaker that ended its partnership with Tesla to build this hydrogen fuel cell vehicle proposed that the Mirai could run on on bullsh*t. (Literally, that's the title of Toyota's promo video...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai
Toyota Wants To Slash Sticker Price Of 2016 Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Toyota is working overtime to make its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle more affordable. According to Auto News, the car may roll into showrooms with a base price of nearly $60,000, but Toyota hopes to reduce that sum significantly in the near future. ALSO SEE: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Video...Read More»

Hydrogen station in Amagasaki City, Japan
Honda, Nissan, Toyota Join Forces To Create Hydrogen Network In Japan (But What Does That Mean?)

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have announced plans to pool their resources and develop Japan's hydrogen infrastructure, which will serve the automakers' coming fleets of fuel-cell vehicles. Will the three succeed? And, if so, will they be able to translate their success to other countries like the...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai
Toyota Frees Up Patents, Pushes For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Future

With its upcoming 2016 Mirai sedan, Toyota is betting big on hydrogen fuel-cell technology—and a scenario that will include the hydrogen infrastructure that makes vehicles like it a convenient, viable option for those who want to drive free of tailpipe emissions. Yet the costs are tremendous...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sedan: Is This The Future Of Eco-Friendly Driving?

In Japan today, Toyota unveiled its highly anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, officially dubbed the Mirai. Can it outlast and outperform battery electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf? It won't be easy. ALSO SEE: 2016 Explorer Platinum Elevates Ford Badge, Takes Aim At...Read More»

Elon Musk Shows Akio Toyoda 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

For several years, Tesla Motors and Toyota had a thing going on. The affair started in 2010, when the two automakers began collaborating on the Toyota RAV4 EV. Last May, Tesla and Toyota announced that they were breaking up, but according to Auto News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk may soon try to rekindle...Read More»

2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan
Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Arrives In 2015, Priced From $69,000 In Japan: Video

Since January, Toyota has put fuel cell vehicles on the fast track, ending its electric-car partnership with Tesla and promising to deliver the first FCVs to consumers as early as next year. Yesterday, the company offered proof that it's on track to meet that promise, as it unveiled a demo model of...Read More»

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station prototype with 2010 Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle
Japanese Government Bets The Farm On Fuel Cell Vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "conscious uncoupling" from Tesla. Though the Japanese automaker didn't fully explain its reasons for the breakup, one thing was clear: Toyota is banking on a future full of fuel cell vehicles, not battery electric cars. Many of you considered this...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
Toyota Consciously Uncouples From Tesla, Choosing To Focus On Fuel Cells

In 2010, Toyota teamed up with Tesla to develop electric cars. According to Green Car Reports and the New York Times, that partnership will soon expire, and Toyota isn't planning to renew it. Why? Because Toyota has seen the future, and it doesn't involve conventional battery electric vehicles. For...Read More»

Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013
Honda, Toyota Will Launch Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles By 2015 (But They Won't Be Cheap)

Are you already over electric cars? Do you find Tesla a bit ho-hum? If so, here's something to perk you up: according to a report in Nikkei, Honda and Toyota both plan to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and the cars are on-target to hit showrooms next year. The fact that both Japanese...Read More»

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
Study: Consumers Very Interested In Electric Cars & Hybrids. Diesels, Not So Much

Last week, we told you about a new study commissioned by Audi, which proves that consumers want to see more diesel vehicles in U.S. showrooms. That struck us as awfully convenient, since Audi has been trying for years to persuade Americans that diesels provide the improved fuel economy and reduced...Read More»

Screencap from the 'Pipe Job' ad for the Hyundai iX35 FCEV
Worst Ad Of The Week: Hyundai Finds Hilarity In Suicide

(NOTE: If the video embedded above has been taken down, just zip on over to your video-sharing site of choice and search for "Hyundai Pipe Job". A certain automaker would be wise to remember that the internet is forever.) The world is full of bad advertising. Sometimes, ads fail through no fault of...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
Will Your Next Car Run On Hydrogen? Ford, Mercedes, Nissan Partner On Fuel Cell Tech

We live in interesting times. (Which is a good thing, by the way, and not a Chinese curse after all.) We are witnessing the long, slow death of automobiles that run on fossil fuels. It may take decades for those vehicles to cycle out of favor, but there's little doubt that the next big thing is...Read More»

Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car
Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Cake Boss, Ford, Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

Aston Martin is gearing up the V12 Zagato for the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race. [MotorAuthority] The fonts on the instrument panel of future Fords will be 40 percent heavier to make it easier for people to read the options. [TheCarConnection] Ford is adding SYNC App Link to the 2012...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle
GM And Partners Help Hawaii Prep For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Hawaii, the destination location for millions of family vacation travelers for decades, is about to become a testbed for hydrogen-powered vehicles. General Motors just announced it is partnering with The Gas Company and 10 major stakeholders in an initiative to build a network for refueling...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)
Nearly Half Of America Interested In Alt Fuel Vehicles, 71% Don't Know What They're Looking For

If you're an American, odds are pretty good that your car runs on gasoline. The chance that your next car will be gas-powered, however, isn't such a sure thing. According to a new study commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. are interested in alternative fuel vehicles...Read More»

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