The jury is still out on whether hydrogen-fueled cars will be a competitive alternative in the future. BMW still seems to think it will be. Honda hasn't given up on its FCX Clarity hydrogen car either. Cities like London are laying the preliminary groundwork for a network of hydrogen filling stations. And then there's Ahhhnold and his hydrogen highway.
After Mamma Mia! and being James Bond, what else is there to do but let BMW loan you the dual-fuel Hydrogen 7 to go to the 66th Golden Globe Awards tonight. That must've been what Pierce Brosnan was thinking, as he (pictured above with his wife, Keely Shaye Smith) will be one of many celebs headed to the red carpet in a luxury ride; this one just happens to be capable of "zero-emission" miles. Hilary Swank, Kristen Davis, Brad Pitt and others have previously taken the H7 for a spin. We're busy
Note to all you celebs and journos driving around in BMW Hydrogen 7s: be careful where you go in New York and New Jersey. While taking the uber-clean car for a joyride, The New York Times was informed it was not to drive through either the Lincoln or Holland Tunnels or on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. It seems that the Port Authority of the two states isn't thrilled with the idea of 17.5 pounds of liquid hydrogen moving about its crowded thoroughfares, fearing a disaster of Hi
When we first heard about the new mono-fuel BMW Hydrogen 7, we were rather impressed by the extremely low emissions numbers posted by the model when tested at Argonne National Laboratory. The fact that BMW was able to reduce the emissions, boast better range and make more power as compared to their previous-generation Hydrogen 7 was pretty cool. According to Dr. Thomas Wallner, lead engineer in Argonne's hydrogen vehicle testing activities, "[The Hydrogen 7's] engine actively cleans the air. Arg
As part of a needed and well-orchestrated publicity move, the BMW Hydrogen 7-series is going to take part in the Revolve Brighton to London rally today. This rally is specifically for low- to zero-emissions vehicles. The event immediately follows the Hydrogen 7's launch at the PGA Championship in Wentworth, U.K. and will demonstrate that it is indeed a functional production hydrogen vehicle.
When Margo Oge, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, mentioned that ethanol production is way past the governments mandates, this article says that Cristoph Huss, BMW senior vice president for science and traffic policy, shook his head. He suggests that BMW still sees hydrogen as the long-term answer to the automotive problems of emissions and energy needs. This, despite the fact that U.S. consumers are shifting more towards renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiese
With the only hydrogen-drive luxury performance automobile on the market (the Hydrogen 7, above, which is actually coming soon), it's no surprise that BMW is supportive of new hydrogen fueling stations. One such station opened at the University of California, Irvine, with BMW as a project collaborator. BMW's CleanEnergy strategy has as a core goal, "establishing a solid hydrogen infrastructure in the United States." But we all know this is something that is likely decades away. Still, BMW decide
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