hydrogen fuel cell

Chevy Volt Electric Car Wins at Washington Auto Show

Article: Chevy Volt Electric Car Wins at Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2009 (ENS) – The range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt has been named the 2009 Green Car Vision Award winner by the auto magazine “Green Car Journal.” The award was presented at a press conference this morning at the Washington Auto Show. The show opened to the public today at the Walter E.…

Hydrogen Cars Will Need Multi-Billion Dollar Jumpstart, Experts Warn

Article: Hydrogen Cars Will Need Multi-Billion Dollar Jumpstart, Experts Warn

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – It will take massive subsidies from the U.S. government to make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles a significant part of the nation’s transportation future, according to a National Research Council report released Thursday. The study finds that even under a best-case scenario only about two million hydrogen fuel cell…

Honda Rolls Out Petroleum-Free Fuel Cell Car

Article: Honda Rolls Out Petroleum-Free Fuel Cell Car

TOCHIGI, Japan, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – Honda’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle other than concept cars rolled off the assembly line today in Tochigi Prefecture at the world’s first dedicated fuel cell vehicle manufacturing facility. Nineteen years in development, the FCX Clarity was designed from scratch as a fuel cell vehicle. Only water…

California Wants More Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Article: California Wants More Hydrogen Fueling Stations

SACRAMENTO, California, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – California is seeking experienced and qualified teams to compete for part of $7.7 million that will be spent to construct and improve hydrogen-fueling stations in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. The Air Resources Board is dispensing the funds to advance Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hydrogen Highway initiative…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotive in Development

Article: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotive in Development

TOPEKA, Kansas, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – An experimental hydrogen fuel cell switch locomotive is under development by two cooperating companies – BNSF Railway and Vehicle Projects. Field testing is scheduled to start later this year. The fuel cell locomotive has the potential to reduce air pollution, is not dependent on oil for fuel, and…

Designer Spotlight: Honda's FCX Clarity

Article: Designer Spotlight: Honda's FCX Clarity

It’s not often that “cars” and “sustainable design” get mentioned in the same breath, but we think Honda’s new FCX Clarity is worth the exception. It’s their first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, based on the FCX Concept (which we mentioned before [www.sundance.tv]), and, in a couple ways, represents a significant step forward in design…

Hypercar: One Vision of the Car of the Future (Part II)

Article: Hypercar: One Vision of the Car of the Future (Part II)

Earlier this week [www.sundance.tv], we began peeking under the hood of the Hypercar [www.hypercar.com], a concept car for the 21sts century originally conceived by the folks at the Rocky Mountain Institute [www.rmi.org] (RMI). Today, we’ll look at some of the synergies that the vehicle uses to its advantage to create a new way of driving.…

Big Idea: Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Transportation

Article: Big Idea: Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Transportation

With the What’s the Big Idea? Contest [www.sundance.tv] in full swing here at the Sundance Channel (have you submitted your big idea yet? Why not?), we thought it’d be a good opportunity to take a look at a few other “big ideas” that are just a few twists and turns (and maybe a contest win?)…

Automobile Designs for the Future

Article: Automobile Designs for the Future

Though TreeHugger tends to prefer things like walking and electric bicycles [www.sundance.tv] to car-centric transportation, automobiles are a way of life for many of us. While burning gasoline and creating emissions are not a good thing for the planet, thankfully, there are some forward-looking automakers and cars that are testing prototypes that have the potential…