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AddHow Fuel Cells Work

Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids may be the hot commodity in the green automotive game right now, but if you ask many of the engineers and executives in the auto industry about the best long-term solution for eliminating vehicle pollution, their answer is likely to be an electric vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

45Video: Hydrogen-powered buses in Hamburg are fueled by the wind

Hydrogen bus in Hamburg - Click above to watch video after the jump

52Study: Fuel cell vehicles to reach 670,000 in annual sales by 2020

As many automakers turn their attention to electric vehicles, fuel cells are not getting as much attention as they used to. Though we don't see either electric or fuel cell-powered vehicles capturing a majority of the automotive market any time soon, several studies have suggested that the growth of battery-powered vehicles will outpace fuel cells. Now, a new study from Pike Research has emerged suggesting that fuel cell vehicles are ripe for an explosive increase in volume. Pike predicts fuel c

56Army turns to fuel cell technology for M1 Abrams tank

What's next, a battery-powered tank? Well, no, but how does a fuel cell-powered M1 Abrams sound instead? The U.S. Army is currently exploring the idea of using fuel cell technology to bring additional electrical power to the M1 Abrams battle tank. The idea is simple: an on-board fuel cell would take JP8 diesel fuel, extract the hydrogen, run it through the fuel cell and generate auxiliary power for the tank. The electricity generated by the fuel cell would power vital on-board computers, defense

56Prepping for 2012 Summer Olympics, fuel cell-powered London taxi prototype unveiled

The city of London hopes to have a fleet of zero emission fuel cell-powered taxicabs in service in time for the 2012 summer Olympic games. The first prototype, built by Lotus Engineering with a consortium of other companies, was unveiled yesterday at the city hall.

3Tesla, V-Vehicle reps to discuss future of automobiles in New York museum

Over the last 100 years, motor vehicles have been transformed from something akin to a horse-drawn carriage with a motor to, essentially, a supercomputer on wheels. While the automobile has certainly come a long way, evolution will continue to change vehicles in unforeseeable ways. What ways? Well, that's what a panel of experts will discuss at an upcoming Museum of the City of New York event. The panel, appropriately called The Next Generation of the Automobile, will feature many notables from

94Report: Kia's hydrogen vehicle plans include 10,000 on the road by 2015

Kia Borrego FCEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series hydrogen hybrid spotted testing

BMW hydrogen hybrid 1 Series prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

47Report: Japan's fuel cell market could grow 99-fold by 2025

The Big Japanese Three automakers are all working on fuel cell vehicles. This is no surprise, especially to anyone who remembers that, between 1998 and 2004, two out of every three fuel cell patent applications were filed by Japanese companies. What might be a surprise is how big the domestic fuel cell market there might be in fifteen years.

39Toyota joins Clean Energy Partnership, helps build new H2 stations

Toyota has joined the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) in Europe to help promote low- and zero-emission vehicles and related infrastructure. The automaker will be providing five of its Highlander-based FCHV-adv fuel-cell vehicles available for the CEP test fleet in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. In addition, Toyota and CEP member Total will help to build more hydrogen fueling stations in Germany starting with a completely CO2-free facility at the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Several other hydrogen st

42Video: New Flyer's fuel cell buses moving people at Winter Olympics

Olympic fuel cell buses – Click above to watch video after the jump

12After Volkswagen hookup, Suzuki quits hybrid, fuel cell work with General Motors

Suzuki SX4 fuel cell concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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