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

Honda FC Sport: Hydrogen Sports Car Concept Of The Future

Honda surprised the motoring world today with the release of the radical and futuristic Honda FC Sport, a three-seat Hydrogen-powered design study that hints at the future of Honda sports cars to come. Using the Honda V Flow fuel cell setup already found in the Honda FCX Clarity » 11/19/08 3:01pm 11/19/08 3:01pm, the FC Sport is the supercar to the …

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Internal Combustion Supercar Debuts At…

Standing out among the carbon fiber and large wheels at SEMA » 11/05/08 5:02pm 11/05/08 5:02pm was the debut of the Ronn Motors Scorpion hydrogen-powered supercar. Built in Texas, this hydrogen vehicle isn't a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into electricity to power an electric motor. Instead, the Scorpion features a modified 3.5-liter Acura V6 that …

Green Wankel: Hydrogen-Powered Mazda RX-8 Hits Norway

Combining an alternative fuel with an alternative engine design, this hydrogen-powered rotary-engined Mazda RX-8 » 10/17/08 3:40pm 10/17/08 3:40pm has hit the Norwegian roads, one of 30 of the RX-8s for use in Norway as commercial leases. The hydrogen RX-8s are part of a program directed towards making hydrogen-powered vehicles mainstream in the…

GM Using US Postal Fleet As Fuel Cell Equinox Test Bed

GM is partnering with the US Postal Service to place its fuel cell-powered Chevy Equinox into service in Irvine, California and other yet-to-be-identified locations. The idea is to put the fuel cell SUVs into heavy-use situations to help work out the development kinks. Not only that, but they'll be able to test the… » 7/24/08 4:40pm 7/24/08 4:40pm

Mazda Hydrogen Van Approved For Testing Despite Lack Of Wings And…

After successfully building a Hydrogen RX-8, Mazda has moved on to converting their Premacy van to run on the futuristic fuel. Powered by a newer version of their hydrogen rotary engine, the new vehicle gets a 40% increase in power, an increased range and now approval to test on public streets in Japan. Though we like… » 6/20/08 10:00am 6/20/08 10:00am

Honda Looks To Follow GM By Fueling Hydrogen Hopes With Hollywood Hype

Honda's hoping to snag some love from the Hollywood hype machine for their new green machine, the hydrogen fuel-cell-powered FCX Clarity. Honda's producing 200 of the fuel cell vehicles for distribution to celebrities and other Hollywood luminaries to build buzz for the 73 MPG technological wonder. True, these drivers… » 6/19/08 6:00pm 6/19/08 6:00pm

GM Says Challenge X Is The Future, We Say We Want It Now

Looking at the array of biodiesel hybrids, ethanol hydrogen hybrids and fuel cells on display in Central Park this morning, the impression we got was GM is looking to these technologies as the future. All we could think was how much they should be the present. You see, this wasn't a display of pie-in-the-sky concepts… » 5/16/08 3:00pm 5/16/08 3:00pm

Elliasson Puts His BMW Art Car On Ice, Suck It Lichtenstein

There's apparently some competition for the Frozen Chevy Nova installation in our ongoing quest for the best piece of ice-based conceptual automotive art pieces. The latest entry comes from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Elliasson, who has been one of our favorite artists since his The Weather Project at the Tate,… » 4/25/08 10:40am 4/25/08 10:40am

New Methanol Fuel Cell Unveiled, No, It's Not Fart Powered

Sleeplessly cramming hour after hour for organic chemistry in college has proven to have been a complete waste of time, cause we can't understand how the newly unveiled Oorja Protonics Methanol Fuel Cell works. "Methanol you say?" Yes, the alcohol with one less carbon atom is now making news as a possible fuel of the… » 3/17/08 4:45pm 3/17/08 4:45pm