Audi’s had some, uh... issues lately with its diesel engines, to put it kindly. And as it and parent company Volkswagen reel from an environmental scandal, the luxury automaker might be looking to burnish its green creds at the Detroit Auto Show next month with a new hydrogen fuel cell SUV concept.
Mercedes showed up to the Tokyo Motor Show not with a gigantic luxury yacht, not with a huge horsepower supercoupe, but with the Vision Tokyo hydrogen-powered autonomous minivan. And with no need for a driver, there’s no real need for seats as we know them.
The Tokyo Motor Show is Toyota’s chance to show how much the company is betting on hydrogen, all the way up to their flagship American model, the Lexus LS. This Lexus LF-FC previews what a no-gasoline S-Class rival could look like.
The Japanese have very high hopes for their hydrogen car technology, and Toyota just launched a campaign to show the world how the Mirai can be fueled by almost anything, including tons of bullshit.
[The 2011 Daihatsu FC Sho Case concept is a contender for the boxiest car ever made. It rides on a hydrogen pancake for a platform, hence the wave graphics on the side. Photo: Daihatsu]
With the recent launch of the hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai we've had hydrogen vehicles on our mind, so we compiled a list of the ten fastest ever made.
With a Prius-meets-Acura NSX look, the production version of Honda's FCV Concept will be launched in Japan in 2016, with America and Europe to follow. It'll also come with a backup power unit to bring life to your home in a disaster.
Following the arrival of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cells at the ports of Los Angeles, the retail sale of America's first mass-produced hydrogen car is expected within the next several weeks in Southern California. Free refills, y'all!
The Hyundai Intrado concept has a lot going for it. Giant bubble-top styling, orange leather interior, and it could end up being Hyundai's first bespoke hydrogen production car.
There are probably dozens of people out there who love the advantages of hydrogen cars, like the zero emissions, high prices, and limited infrastructure. And now Toyota wants to sell them a car.
Honda and GM, both of which are very real companies, announced this morning that they will partner together on a fantasy technology called hydrogen fuel cells.
Toyota, Shell and the DOE announced a new Hydrogen Highway fueling station in Torrance, CA fed directly from an industrial pipeline. That's one in the plus column for hydrogen cars — fewer damn tanker trucks on the road.
Ohio University researchers are developing a means to extract hydrogen for cars from a new and otherwise untapped resource, urine. Apparently electrolysis is easier using pee rather than water. Who'd have thunk it? [EcoFriend]