Tag Archives: Fuel Cell

Riversimple Wants To Popularize Hydrogen Car By Open Sourcing

Toyota and Honda may have made headway in fuel cell technology, but they did not really built their fuel cell cars from the ground up, or at least, not quite according to a young British automobile brand, Riversimple. Riversimple is startup who have developed a hydrogen-powered car called The Rasa that goes beyond plucking out the fossil fuel engine and replacing it with a fuel cell system. The car is developed from the ground up, Riversimple said. In a way, the car is designed around its fuel cell system which is probably how the unique shape came about. Continue reading Riversimple Wants To Popularize Hydrogen Car By Open Sourcing

Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

GM’s SURUS Platform Is The Future Of Trucks With Autonomous Capabilities

No. The thing you see up there is not a glorified, oversized electric skateboard. Though it might very well be if there are giants that live among us. It is a thing called SURUS, the abbreviation for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, developed by General Motors. It is the next-generation of mobility leveraging on flexible fuel cell electric platform which, when paired with autonomous capabilities, is GM’s answer to the “toughest transportation challenges” posed by “natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts.” Continue reading GM’s SURUS Platform Is The Future Of Trucks With Autonomous Capabilities

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Takes a Jump from Concept to Production, Heading to California in 2015 for $57,500

We’re not going to dig into whether the two separate announcements of fuel cell car by the two auto giants were coincidence or intentional. In our previous article, you learnt about Honda’s plan for a 2016 fuel cell-powered ride, and on the same day, Toyota also made its FCV official, giving it a name and sticking a price tag on it. It is called Mirai, which literally means ‘future’ in Japanese. I guess they should consider changing it to ‘near future’, because fuel cell car Mirai is slated to go on sale or lease in California beginning fall 2015. What’s making the Mirai an attractive zero-emission alternative to the draggy takes-forever-to-charge electric variant is obvious: the range and the refueling time. The Mirai has a range of 300 miles and refuels in under five minutes. Additionally, it also touts a drivetrain with performance that rivals, if not better, today’s mid-size sedan. Continue reading Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Takes a Jump from Concept to Production, Heading to California in 2015 for $57,500

Next Generation Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle Boasts Over 130HP, Set to go on Sale in 2016

If you were to ask us about the future of alternative fuel, our money will be on hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. Why? The reasons are obvious. it can be topped to full in a few minutes in hydrogen stations and it could a long way per refill, if not more than the current gas-drinking variants. Those are good enough reasons for automakers like Daimler, Toyota and Honda to justify devoting the time and money into this technology and make it work, and make it work they did, or at least, Honda already did. The Japanese automaker has unveiled an all-new fuel cell concept car, simply dubbed as FCV Concept, which will be the base for the eventual production model that’s scheduled to hit the market in Japan by end of March 2016, followed by U.S. and EU markets. Continue reading Next Generation Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle Boasts Over 130HP, Set to go on Sale in 2016

NanoFLOWCELL 912 HP Quant e-sportlimousine Feeds On Salt Water

talked about alternative fuel, who would have thought salt water could be one of them? first unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show back in March by Liechtenstein-based NanoFLOWCELL, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has reached another milestone with the recent approval by TÜV Süd for use on public roads in Germany and Europe. the four-seater exotic electric car is fueled by a fuel cell technology that’s based around the redox flow-cell systems. this system, which is a tried and tested technology, is said to have the ability to store and release electrical energy at very high energy densities, thus enabling the Quant e-sportlimousine to deliver an astounding driving range of up to 600 km (372 miles). Continue reading NanoFLOWCELL 912 HP Quant e-sportlimousine Feeds On Salt Water

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept

first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept Sedan or Toyota FCV Concept will be making its debut in North America at the 2014 International CES next month. the hype of electric-powered vehicles have overshadowed this other alternative fuel which, in our humble opinion, would be more practical form of energy as two hydrogen tanks are good for over 300 miles (about 483 km) and can be topped up in three minutes or less. slated to be available in “around” 2015, the FCV is essentially an electric vehicle, but fueled by fuel cell technology which basically, converts chemical energy from a fuel, and in this case it would be hydrogen, through a chemical reaction with oxygen to produce electricity and emits only water as its by product. Continue reading Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept

UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack

need to stay off-the-grid for an extended period of time, like say, for about a week? in this case you can either lug along dozens of portable battery chargers to keep your portable devices juiced, or you could go with the UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack which promised to deliver at least one week of charge even to the most power-hungry smartphones. the device consists of two parts: the fuel cell and a replaceable fuel cartridge, combined into a sleek, stick-like portable package that will keep your USB-powered devices such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, and digital cameras, topped up without the need for power outlets. the selling point here really is the promised of extended period of time, which is needless to say a dream come true for serious gadget users and the best part is, of course the non-reliance of wall outlet; keeping this portable power pack top up will be as easy as replacing its fuel cartridge. Continue reading UPP Portable Fuel Cell Power Pack

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Power Pack

and we thought hydrogen-based portable charging device has dropped off the chart. well, apparently it hasn’t. the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Power Pack is just one of them and it is one handy off-the-grid power supply for those who prefer not to put their mobile devices to the risk of fire, or extreme heat. power is generated by the way of mixing hydrogen from the rechargeable cells with oxygen from the atmosphere, without producing harmful emissions or byproducts like a gas-powered generator does and you don’t need to be at the mercy of the sun, like solar chargers do. you won’t even have hazardous batteries to dispose and also, you won’t be sucking on earth’s natural resources like fossil fuel. the juice generated can be used to charge an iPhone via USB port up to six times per hydrogen cell. Continue reading Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Power Pack

Brookstone Fuel Cell Portable Charger

Lilliputian Brookstone Fuel Cell Portable Charger
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we love gadgets but like all geeks, we have only one gripe in general: the batteries don’t usually last long enough for us to fully utilize our gadgets’ features. yes, we do have portable batteries or chargers to give our gadgets a dose of juice when our they are low in juice but these batteries are still based on lithium-ion battery, who’s technology is pretty much stagnant. of course, makers can keep upping the capacity (thus increasing its physical size) for more charges but that would defeat the whole idea of portability. that’s where a pocket-sized fuel cell would come in handy. Continue reading Brookstone Fuel Cell Portable Charger