Toyota is using an adapted Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) system—as seen in the Mirai car—for a new fleet of buses that will be sold in Japan beginning early next year.
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day (October 8) is just concluded, and the Energy Department and trade association are celebrating with a new push to install stations in the Northeast.
Volkswagen said it is “accelerating certain key development activities” and also stepping up the transition to series production of a fuel-cell vehicle.
With 37-inch BF Goodrich tires and 11.8 inches of ground clearance, the fuel-cell Chevy Colorado ZH2, introduced at the huge Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington, appears to be a cousin to the Hummers that are all over the hall.
General Motors developed a silent-running underwater hydrogen drone for the Navy and is unveiling, in October, a military fuel-cell pickup truck based on the midsized Chevrolet Colorado for Army testing.
Nikola is now saying that its electric drivetrain will be backed by a hydrogen fuel cell, not a natural gas tank.
A cradle-to-grave lifecycle study of light-duty vehicle options, which involved three U.S. automakers, four major energy companies and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), reported significant greenhouse-gas reductions with a fuel-cell drivetrain.