General Motors and the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center are cooking up a small military truck concept based on the Chevy Colorado that uses hydrogen fuel cell and electric power to get around and serve as a mobile generator.
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The Nikola Motor Company materialized a few months ago with sleek concept photos and incredible stats on an electric semi truck apparently coming soon. Twelve hundred miles of range! Zero emissions! Cheaper than diesel! And today, even more. Now the company says it will put 50 hydrogen stations in North America by…
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle, which is supposed to have a 300 mile range running on hydrogen, will go on sale at the end of this year. America still won’t have a convenient network of hydrogen filling stations by then. But Honda will have other versions of the Clarity. So, you might actually want one.
Technically, Hyundai did set the land speed record for the fastest production hydrogen-powered crossover, which definitely didn’t exist before this test. They even provided a little video . So just exactly how fast are we talking?
Honda has been screwing around with the idea of a hydrogen-powered mass-market car for years. Today they’ve even got a new version of the Clarity Fuel Cell Concept, a “zero emission” sedan scheduled to be on sale, for real, in Japan in March and here in the U.S. shortly after.
Toyota is one of the few still trying to make hydrogen a thing, and nobody really seems to be as interested as with all the electric concepts spewing out of Europe. Toyota’s FCV Plus is trying really hard to change that, offering to not only run itself with hydrogen, but power your home as well.
This is only some B-roll footage of Robocop’s dream car doing rounds around the track, but the sound the car makes is really something else. See you at a dealership in five years?
Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai is going on sale later this fall, and for $58,325, you can drive the fuel of the future for 312 miles until you’re forced to find one of the dozen stations in the U.S. to fill up.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Toyota will name it's $70k hydrogen fuel-cell car the Mirai, the Japanese word for "future", according to Bloomberg.
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.
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.
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.