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It takes energy to make energy, and renewables are the key to green H2.

Solar, hydro, and wind make for cleaner fuel than coal-based hydrogen.

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The Toyota FC Bus is coming soon.

It's the biggest Mirai around.

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Hydrogen-station operator True Zero bills itself as the world's largest.

All these miles come from First Element's True Zero stations.

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The Winter Olympics will set the stage for the new fuel cell vehicle.

This might be what the Hyundai Intrado turns into.

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Ambassador suggest the two countries can and should work together on H2.

Norwegian ambassador Jan Grevstad says that his country and South Korea could complement each other when it comes to cleaning up transportation.

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More PHEVs, more hydrogen vehicles, and and electric Honda Cub are on the way.

CEO Takahiro Hachigo says two-thirds of all new Honda vehicles will be powered by some sort of electric powertrain - pure electric, PHEV or H2 - by 2030.

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An old prototype returns, in preparation for a 2018 launch.

Riversimple Rasa is the name of a new hydrogen-powered prototype that is based on an old design and wants to be on the market in 2018.

Until Then, EVs And Hybrids Will Win Green Car Battle

Hyundai said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.

2016 Model Gets Two New Colors, Homelink Mirror

Hyundai leased around 70 hydrogen-powered Tucson fuel-cell CUVs in the US in the first year. The reason for the limited number is a lack of H2 stations.

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Automaker's Microscopic Discoveries Show Rate Of Platinum Degradation

Toyota says it's found a way to boost hydrogen fuel-cell productivity via platinum observations.

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It's A Small Deal, If You Can Excuse The Pun

At the 2015 SAE World Congress, Honda announces that its fuel cell stack has individual cells that are just one millimeter thick, which allows a smaller, more powerful powertrain.

2015 Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Development Plans Outline The Map

2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for eight Northeast states says that the region will have 10,800 fuel cell cars by, we think, 2025.

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After passing "a rigorous state performance evaluation," the hydrogen refueling station and research center at Cal State University Los Angeles has become the first station in Southern California allowed to sell hydrogen by the kilogram. Every other station that charges can only charge a fixed amount per tank, regardless of the amount dispensed.

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There's a huge international infrastructure dedicated to putting gasoline and diesel fuel into our cars. A nationwide infrastructure for electric vehicles also exists, even if it could be beefed up a bit in some areas. But when it comes to hydrogen cars, the infrastructure hows and wheres and whats don't have complete answers yet. Sandia National Lab says maybe we should be looking underground.

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Production Starts In December At Same Secret Workshop That Made Lexus LFA

Toyota built 500 Lexus LFA supercars between 2010 and 2012 in what Automotive News has called a "secretive workshop." The automaker has been wondering what to do with that production line since the last LFA rolled off in December 2012 and, like so much else for Toyota these days, the answer is a hydrogen car – and in about the same small numbers.

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The bad news, as we've previously reported, is that Honda's first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won't debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV's motor power up other devices as well. So it's a tradeoff of sorts.

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Electrolyzers, Natural Gas And Grid Balancing Are The Keys

There's a problem that need solving when it comes to renewable energy. Where do you put it when it's not needed? Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, has what he says is the best answer: you turn it into hydrogen.

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Pat Cox Explains Europe's Current Hydrogen Infrastructure Situation

Pat Cox does not work for Toyota and we don't think he has any secret inside information. Still, he's the former President of the European Parliament and the current high level coordinator for TransEuropean Network, so when he says Toyota is likely going to lose between 50,000 and 100,000 euros ($66,000 and $133,000) on each of the hydrogen-powered FCV sedans it will sell next year, it's worth noting.

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Say What?

It's no secret that Toyota doesn't really have a heart in pushing pure electric vehicles. The very limited Scion iQ EV project was killed before it went very far and the RAV4 EV project with Tesla was always only meant to produce just 2,600 units, but it didn't even get that far. In short, by all public appearances, Toyota just doesn't see the value of a pure EV.