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Toyota to spend $35M in AI production effort but will it be worth it for batteries?

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell
Source: Toyota

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI), founded in 2015, will be collaborating with research groups and universities after investing $35 million on the use of AIs to accelerate design and materials. The team hope that the results will greatly contribute to Toyota’s vision of reducing the CO2 emissions from new vehicles, …

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Head of HY4 project optimistic about the future of zero-emission flying

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ElecTrans speaks to University of Ulm Professor Josef Kallo about the fuel cell aircraft project In October, ElecTrans covered the successful test flight of the HY4 hydrogen plane, which has been one of the most exciting developments in fuel cell technology this year. The flight marked a major milestone on …

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Nikola Motor Company unveils fuel cell electric truck

The Nikola One, unveiled on December 1.

Utah-based startup reveals first public prototype of Nikola One Class 8 Last week, Nikola Motor Company unveiled the prototype of the Nikola One Class 8 electric truck. The long-range fuel cell vehicle (FCV) got its first public display at the firm’s Salt Lake City headquarters, making good on the company’s …

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Toyota to test new hydrogen fuel cells in California next year

Toyota Mirai

Japanese automaker will trial the technology in heavy and long-range vehicles Toyota announced last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it would be testing its hydrogen fuel cells in California next year. Specifically, the company will be testing the technology in heavy vehicles such as semi trucks in …

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Alstom unveils fuel cell-powered Coradia iLint

Alstom Coradia iLint

Next generation of Alstom’s Coradia train could help to decarbonise routes without electrification Late September saw French engineering firm Alstom unveil a zero-emission train at trade fair InnoTrans. The Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train aimed at replacing diesel trains, and one of the first passenger trains to be powered …

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The mysterious case of the disappearing electric nosewheels

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Fitting electric nosewheels to aircraft could reduce weight and improve efficiency – so where are they? Aircraft ground manoeuvring wastes energy. With gas turbines running inefficiently at minimum power while taxiing, or while just waiting for a slot, a typical A320/737 will consume 600 kgs of kerosene every day of …

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TM4 Supplying Motor and Inverter to Ballard for FCvelocity-HD7 Module (Green Car Congress)

Ballard Power Systems has selected TM4 Inc. for the supply of electric motors and inverters to be coupled with new compressor units for Ballard’s seventh-generation FCvelocity-HD7 power module. The TM4 MOTIVE series of high rpm motors was selected by Ballard for its proven reliability, quality and high power density. The …

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UMTRI Paper Compares Advantages and Disadvantages of BEVs and FCEVs (Green Car Congress)

A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). The team of Brandon Schoettle and Dr. Michael Sivak also incudes information for current gasoline-powered internal combustion engines as a baseline comparison. They …

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