Recharge Wrap-up: Marseille's EV bus, Samsung dumps fuel cells
Exxon Mobil invests in fuel cell technology.
Exxon Mobil is expanding its fuel cell interests. The oil company, which has recently come under fire for its poor environmental record, is expanding a research project with FuelCell Energy to capture carbon emissions from power plants more cheaply. Exxon, the US's largest natural gas provider, wants to use fuel cells to capture CO2 from natural gas-fired plants, rather than the carbon scrubbers that are widely used across the industry. Read more from Fortune.
RTM, the transit system of Marseilles, France, has put into operation its first electric bus. The Irizar i2e is a 39-foot EV bus powered by a 374-kWh battery pack, offering 124 to 155 miles of driving between charges, enough for day's worth of duty. It recharges in about five hours. RTM is also testing two hybrid articulated buses, with plans to test more types of hybrids in the future. Read more at Green Car Congress.
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