Nikola Motor is confidently working on the first 32 in what is a planned 364 hydrogen station build-out over the next five to seven years. The first stations will open in 2019.
The vehicles will soon be delivered to customers in London and Copenhagen.
Petersen’s current Alternative Power exhibit features fuel-cell cars—including both the Honda Clarity and the Toyota Mirai. According to Petersen Curator Leslie Kendall, “We tried to pick the most common/popular sources of alternative energy being tested in cars today, and that includes the hydrogen fuel-cell. We then...
Fuel-cell cars are becoming the affordable choice, and low lease prices are combining with incentives to offset purchase and a host of perks--such as free fuel.
The Simple Fuel consortium is the finalist for a $1 million competition (among six entrants), and it is already marketing its $200,000 to $250,000 hydrogen refueling station. The station will be publicly unveiled (and demonstrated with a so-far unnamed fuel-cell car) in Warminster, Pennsylvania on November 9.
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.
October 8th was chosen in reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen—1.008.
Volkswagen said it is “accelerating certain key development activities” and also stepping up the transition to series production of a fuel-cell vehicle.