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Electrolyte Hydrogen Fuel Cell e-Bike to Debut

Next week German e-bike maker Electrolyte will be showcasing their first hydrogen fuel cell bicycle. According to the manufacturer this e-bike can travel 300 miles before refueling. BikeBiz.com states, “German electric bike maker Electrolyte is to debut what it says is the world’s first autotridge hydrogen fuel cell electric bike …

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Stanford + AAA Battery + Water = Hydrogen

Researchers at Stanford University have discovered a way to produce hydrogen using an AAA battery to split water. The device uses electrodes composed of nickel and iron, which are both abundant and cheap. According to Stanford, “Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an …

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BMW May Have Fuel Cell Vehicle by 2016

There is a rumor floating around now that BMW may have a commercial fuel cell vehicle for sale as early as 2016. In addition, BMW will have Toyota to thank for its fuel cell technology. According to Ecomento.com, “Speaking to Craig Scott, Toyota’s National Manager Advanced Technology Vehicles, the Australia …

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Toyota’s Bob Carter Calls Hydrogen Cars the NEXT BIG THING

At the recent J. P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York City, Toyota’s Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations gave a speech highlighting the future of hydrogen autos. Carter calls hydrogen fuel cell autos the NEXT BIG THING in automotive technology. And Toyota’s newest fuel cell vehicle, speculated …

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28copper15hydride May Solve Hydrogen Storage Issue

Hydrogen storage is one of the biggest issues facing the rollout of fuel cell vehicles. And scientists in Australia and Taiwan may have found the answer in a new molecule named 28copper15hydride. According to Ansto, “Scientists say that the newly-discovered ‘28copper15hydride’ puts us on a path to better understanding hydrogen, …

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Japan Offering $20,000 Subsidies for FCVs

As both Toyota and Honda are readying to rollout fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in 2015, the Japanese government has announced rebates of $20,000 USD per auto. So, for instance, a Toyota Mirai with a sticker price of $68,000 USD would actually cost around $48,000 USD in Japan. According to the …

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