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89Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) Concept ready for Tokyo, maybe not 2015

Toyota has been teasing its upcoming hydrogen fuel cell sedan – due in 2015, maybe, see below – for years. The information we've heard is that the car will have a 300-mile range and cost between $50,000 and $100,000, but the one thing we haven't had is a glimpse of what it will look like. That changes now.

21France working on domestic hydrogen refueling network

A French consortium has launched a national study to analyze the potential of hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles. Twenty partner members in the "Mobility Hydrogen France" group think that a hydrogen refueling infrastructure could increase deployment of electric vehicles in Europe and strengthen renewable energy production in France. The study will also look at whether this plan for a private and public infrastructure deployed between 2015 and 2030 could be economically competitive and cost

44Cheap metal-free catalyst could replace platinum in H2 fuel cells

Some automakers want to get serious about bringing hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles to market if a big wall can be climbed – the one that puts the cost of H2 vehicles out of reach for some OEMs and at least $50,000 for others. That number could slide down thanks to researchers from South Korea, Case Western University and University of North Texas who have discovered an inexpensive and easily produced catalyst that could replace pricey platinum, the catalyst for the required oxygen-redu

10Swedish researchers burn garbage into hydrogen

As the ancient idiom says, "Waste not, want not." Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are making it happen by turning ash from burned garbage into hydrogen.

22GM closes NY fuel cell facility, consolidates hydrogen research in MI

The town of Honeoye Falls, NY, got a jolt on October 5, when General Motors announced it would be closing down its fuel-cell research facility there. The 220 GM employees were given the opportunity to move to Pontiac, MI, where GM will be consolidating its fuel cell program to capitalize on "synergies" with the automaker's Global Powertrain Engineering headquarters.

15Four automakers take fuel cell vehicles on European road trip

Global automakers are taking a European road trip together to promote hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. On September 13, seven different fuel cell cars from Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota started a one-month tour with stopovers planned for nine European cities as a way to introduce more people to the technology.

190Obama administration rethinking support for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

This is one political flip-flop scenario that could actually please some constituents.

AddCould 500 psi hydrogen storage tanks make H2 vehicles more feasible?

The UK's first public-access hydrogen fueling station – the one opened by Honda just days ago – dispenses hydrogen at 350 bar (5,076 psi) and 700 bar (10,153 psi). The reason is that these are the two standard filling pressures adopted by the world's major automakers, and it requires a lot of technological work to keep the H2 in a tank that pressurized. But what if 500 psi becomes the standard?

AddEven without H2 cars, Honda opens UK's first public-access hydrogen station

UK drivers wishing to skip battery electric vehicles while maintaining "zero-emissions" motoring now have a new alternative since Honda has opened the UK's first public-access hydrogen refueling station. Ironically, no automakers offer a fuel cell vehicle in the UK, not even Honda.

AddGM CEO: Fuel cell vehicles "won't be practical until the 2020-plus period"

Last year, General Motors' chief executive officer Dan Akerson says the Toyota Prius is a geekmobile he "wouldn't be caught dead in." That comment caught a bit of fire, and his latest – that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles won't be practical until at least 2020 – will likely do the same.

AddStudy: Well-to-wheels emissions for CNG vehicles lower than diesel hybrids, fuel cell vehicles

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddEIA: E85-capable vehicles dominate available alt-fuel models in 2009

Of the 1,076,350 alternative-fuel automobiles made available in the U.S. in 2009, nearly 75 percent (805,777) were flex-fuel capable (E85) vehicles, according to the report "Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 2009" recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA notes that most of the E85-burning vehicles manufactured in 2009 were sold to private individuals and not to commercial or government fleets.

26Daimler: Fuel cell vehicles to cost no more than diesel hybrids by 2015

By 2015, we think a fuel cell car will not cost more than a four-cylinder diesel hybrid that meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. By 2013-2014, we want to bring a four-digit-number of fuel cell vehicles to market.

AddDaimler: Fuel cell vehicles to cost no more than diesel hybrids by 2015

By 2015, we think a fuel cell car will not cost more than a four-cylinder diesel hybrid that meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. By 2013-2014, we want to bring a four-digit-number of fuel cell vehicles to market.

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