Posts Tagged ‘fuel cell’

Automobile Manufacturers Stick Up for Electric Vehicles with Fuel Cell

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Stuttgart — Today, Daimler AG announced that the leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology — Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation — gave a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU). These companies have built up remarkable know-how in fuel cell technology and thus, the signing marks a major step towards the serial production of such locally emission-free vehicles.

The signing automobile manufacturers strongly anticipate that from 2015 onwards a quite significant number of electric vehicles with fuel cell could be commercialized. (more…)

Mercedes-Benz Presents a Modular Drive Concept for Electric Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO: Three-Fold Proof of the Everyday Practicality of Zero-Emission Vehicles

Monday, December 15th, 2008
Mercedes-Benz presents a modular drive concept for electric vehicles: BlueZERO E-CELL
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Stuttgart — Mercedes-Benz is showing the way ahead in environmentally responsible electromobility by presenting its near-series Concept BlueZERO at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on a single vehicle architecture, this intelligent, modular concept allows three models with different drive configurations, all of which are able to meet customer requirements in terms of sustainable mobility:
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Cadillac Provoq Fuel Cell Concept Delivers Clean, Petroleum-Free Performance and Signature Design

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
2008 Cadillac Provoq Concept
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Las Vegas — Cadillac unveils a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept — a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM's commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology.

The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM's groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the new fifth-generation fuel cell system and a lithium-ion battery to produce an electrically driven vehicle that uses no petroleum and has no emission other than water. The concept's fifth-generation fuel cell technology is half the size of its predecessor (more…)

Prototype Honda Pilot Headed to North American International Auto Show

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
Honda Pilot Prototype Sketch
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Torrance, CA — A prototype of the next-generation Honda Pilot will be unveiled at the January 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

The prototype will convey design features of the more boldly-styled, next-generation Pilot and will emphasize authentic SUV styling, clever interior packaging and advanced technologies for safety, fuel efficiency and convenience.

The current-generation Pilot offers versatile eight-passenger seating (more…)

Honda Debuts All-New FCX Clarity Advanced Fuel Cell Vehicle

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
Honda FCX Clarity
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Los Angeles — Honda today unveiled the fuel cell vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show, announcing plans to begin limited retail marketing of the vehicle in summer 2008.

The FCX Clarity is a next-generation, zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle based on the entirely-new Honda V Flow fuel cell platform, and powered by the highly compact, efficient and powerful Honda V Flow fuel cell stack. Featuring tremendous improvements to driving range, power, weight and efficiency — and boasting a low-slung, dynamic and sophisticated appearance, previously unachievable in a fuel cell vehicle (more…)