​Porsche Really Is Planning Electric And Fuel-Cell-Powered Sedans

The VW Group has been tepidly testing the waters of alt-powertrains for a few years, with each of its three core brands – Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen – playing with hybrids and EVs. Now it's starting to get serious, and that includes electric and hydrogen-powered Porsches. » 3/12/15 12:53pm 3/12/15 12:53pm

Elon Musk: Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are "Extremely Silly." Are They Really?

Elon Musk has never been a proponent of the universe's most abundant element, hydrogen. Well, at least in the context of a fuel source for an electric car. This is not a new stance for him, but it is one he reiterated last month at a press conference. So, why, exactly, is he such an H-phobe, and is he right? » 2/18/15 3:40pm 2/18/15 3:40pm

​Audi Hedges Bets On Battery-Electrics With Hydrogen 

Volkswagen and Audi have been putting most of their eggs into the battery-electric basket, despite a few hydrogen-powered concepts in the past. But it wants to diversify, and VAG's next big move is a new fuel-cell patent deal with one of the most auto-focused hydrogen propulsion companies around. » 2/12/15 2:45pm 2/12/15 2:45pm

​Toyota Takes Cue From Tesla, Releases Thousands Of Fuel Cell Patents

Toyota wants to spur hydrogen fuel cell adoption, just like Tesla wants automakers to develop electric vehicles. Tesla released its patents to the world and now Toyota is doing something similar with the release of 5,680 patents it used to develop the Toyota Mirai. » 1/05/15 4:30pm 1/05/15 4:30pm

The Next Prius? What It's Like To Drive Toyota's $57,000 Hydrogen Car

Hydrogen fuel cells are a cool technology that were perfected to enable humans to go to the moon. Now that they're perfected even more, they're enabling humans to go to work or the liquor store, and, incredibly, this is progress. The Toyota Mirai is an example of this remarkable progress. Funny looking, maybe, but it… » 11/20/14 3:20pm 11/20/14 3:20pm

What's The Fastest Hydrogen Vehicle?

With the unveiling of the production Toyota Mirai, all eyes are on hydrogen fuel again, and the question of whether automakers and governments can make the power source and infrastructure work. But there have been some fascinating hydrogen experiments over the decades. » 11/18/14 11:30am 11/18/14 11:30am

10 questions Toyota, Honda & Hyundai need to answer regarding hydrogen…

It's coming: hydrogen fuel-cell cars are becoming a reality for consumers. That's right, within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell cars will be on the market in California. » 10/16/14 12:52pm 10/16/14 12:52pm

Mazda Once Built A Rotary Miata Powered By Miraculous Science-Fuel

Imagine! A world in which you can own a small, cheap, rear-wheel drive sports car that burns not the finite processed dinosaur juice extracted from the ground, but hydrogen in all its abundant glory! This isn't some science fiction dream — it's something Mazda actually did back in the early 1990s. » 7/16/14 12:00pm 7/16/14 12:00pm

California Is Giving Preferential Treatment To Hydrogen Fuel-Cells Over…

You've probably noticed a lot more talk regarding hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles recently, and you'd better get used to it as there's more to come. » 7/10/14 9:41am 7/10/14 9:41am

​This Is What A Hydrogen Radical Would Look Like

Hydrogen might be the fuel of the future – and always will be – but that hasn't stopped Radical Sportscars and the Cranfield University from envisioning what a hydrogen racer would look like. » 6/26/14 7:37pm 6/26/14 7:37pm

Why It's Great News That Hyundai's New Fuel Cell Car Is So Boring

I could stand you right in front of the very first really mass-production capable hydrogen-powered vehicle and say "Look at that car. That's a hydrogen car that could be the future of motoring." And you would say "What car? What are you pointing at? Behind that white SUV thing?" Then maybe we'd kiss. » 6/16/14 3:57pm 6/16/14 3:57pm

Artificial Photosynthesis: Making Cheap Hydrogen From Water and Light

Hydrogen is one of the most promising fuels of the future but right now it's expensive to produce in bulk. Enter the work of a team of Stanford researchers who believe they can make it as cheap as fossil fuels—using just some water and sunlight. » 11/19/13 1:29pm 11/19/13 1:29pm

Does Toyota's Hydrogen Car Prove They're Eco-Clueless?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/30/13 9:00am 8/30/13 9:00am

An RC Car That Runs On Water Is A Positively Charged Step

People have been talking about running cars on water for years, but it's a slow march from science fiction to reality. Even on a small scale, development is difficult. But the i-H2GO is the second revision of an all-water remote controlled car that seems to actually work. » 7/28/13 12:12pm 7/28/13 12:12pm

Why You Shouldn't Believe Stories About Rocket Fuel For Cars

A few days ago this article about the "European Space Agency working on using rocket fuel in cars" was brought to my attention, and I'll admit it made me a little excited. Perhaps not exactly visibly, but close. Upon reading the article, however, I was disappointed. I'll explain why, and also try to help you, curious… » 11/13/12 9:30am 11/13/12 9:30am

These Are The High Tech Gas Stations Of The Future (Maybe)

Besides getting stuck in traffic, dealing with auto accidents, making loan payments, paying your car insurance, and being forced to compete in demolition derbies by Russian drug lords you owe money to, the most annoying consequence of car ownership is probably having to make trips to the gas station. » 9/29/12 12:30pm 9/29/12 12:30pm

Hydrogen Car Filling Station Goes BOOM!

Two hydrogen tanks exploded yesterday at an alternative fuel station near the Rochester airport that supplies fuel for GM. A gas station employee was treated for second-degree burns, flights were delayed, and Hindenburg jokes were made. [D&C via AutoBlog] » 8/27/10 2:30pm 8/27/10 2:30pm

Mercedes F-CELL: Zero Emissions, 106 MPH, Available In US Next Year

Unlike the eight-hour charge cycles of electric cars, it takes only three minutes to refill the Mercedes B-Class F-CELL. Unlike cars that combust hydrogen, it emits only water. Even better — it'll reach the U.S. next year. » 8/28/09 10:01am 8/28/09 10:01am

Riversimple: An Open Source Hydrogen Car

The Riversimple is a hydrogen-powered city car with a radically different "open source" production and design model. If a company takes the design and improves on it they have to share it with everyone else. » 6/17/09 1:00pm 6/17/09 1:00pm