Posts by: Jim Motavalli

A new Swedish scientific breakthrough claims to be able to produce hydrogen from water efficiently inexpensively.

Building awareness is exactly what Toyota is now doing in Australia, where there’s currently no hydrogen infrastructure, but a great deal of interest in the Mirai—which is now on the road in Japan, the U.S., U.K., Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Norway. Building awareness is exactly what Toyota is now doing in...

GM said it's working with the Navy to use automotive-grade fuel cells in submersible drones.

Both light and heavy trains can be powered by hydrogen instead of diesel or overhead-line electric.

South Korea is a rising star when it comes to fuel cells and the hydrogen energy economy.

Fuel-cell cars from Honda and Toyota are now on sale in Japan, where the government is subsidizing sales with up to $20,000 each. The U.S. government, after some mixed signals, is now solidly behind hydrogen research. The British government has previously subsidized 12 strategically located hydrogen stations with a £5...

Details are emerging on the second generation Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), which will debut in 2018. Hyundai brought its Tucson FCV to market in 2013, and was joined in the new space by Honda and Toyota. Because of rapid improvements in fuel-cell technology, the 2018 Hyundai FCV (possibly renamed) will have a...

A green architect explains why his innovative designs are partially hydrogen powered.

In a speech to the SAE World Congress in Detroit April 14, Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada—known as the father of the Prius—made a strong case for the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. “Toyota firmly believes the benefits of a hydrogen society are enormous for a healthy global environment,” he said. “That is why we are...

Jeremy Rifkin wrote the book—literally—on our hydrogen future.