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Germany’s DLR develops new lightweight fuel cell concept

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The body of DLR’s two-seater concept weights only 80 kg Small, light and electrically-powered vehicles are set to define the nature of city and regional commuter transport in future, alongside public transport. As part of the Next Generation Car (NGC) project, researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für …

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Bosch to work with Ceres Power to develop fuel cells

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Bosch will invest GBP9 million in Ceres Ceres and Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier of technology and services, have signed a strategic collaboration that builds on Ceres’ unique SteelCell technology and combines their respective expertise in fuel cells, manufacturing and product development. The collaboration will further develop the …

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HORIBA to acquire battery and fuel cell company FuelCon

Executives from HORIBA and FuelCon signing the agreement

The acquisition is part of HORIBA’s move into EVs HORIBA Europe has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG. FuelCon will become part of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems – a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems. The completion of the transaction is …

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Nikola raises US$100 million in August

Hydrogen-electric truck

Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Motor raised US$100 million in August and expects its US$200 million C round to be oversubscribed Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton has announced that he anticipates the company’s US$200 million C round will be oversubscribed with more than US$100 million already raised and funded this month. …

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Duke University students break Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency

The Duke Engineering team alongside 'Maxwell'

The vehicle travelled over eight miles on a single gram of hydrogen The Pratt School of Engineering at North Carolina’s Duke University has developed the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history, a hydrogen fuel cell car that gets the equivalent of 14,573 miles per gallon. Duke Electric Vehicles’ (DEV’s) record-breaking run …

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CSIRO tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

The Toyota Mirai used in CSIRO's hydrogen experiment

CSIRO has developed a new membrane technology to separate hydrogen from more easily transportable liquid ammonia Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has used its new membrane technology to successfully refuel two fuel cell vehicles, bringing Australia closer to a new hydrogen production and export industry. CSIRO chief executive Dr …

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Ceres wins funding to develop fuel cells with Nissan

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Ceres Power will receive GBP8 million in UK government funding to develop its fuel cells Ceres Power, developer of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology SteelCell, has entered into a new partnership with Nissan to further develop fuel cell technology for electric vehicle applications. Ceres Power and The Welding …

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ULEMCo provides hydrogen dual-fuel vehicle to Ocado

ULEMCo's hydrogen fuelled van

ULEMCo has converted a Mercedes Sprinter to run on hydrogen for Ocado ULEMCo, a UK company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuelled commercial vehicles, has delivered the first hydrogen dual-fuel van to online supermarket Ocado. The vehicle is part of a wider programme to evaluate the use of …

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Toyota reveals new hydrogen fuel cell truck

Second version of Toyota's fuel cell heavy truck

Toyota’s Project Portal Beta has an improved range compared to the previous model Toyota has unveiled the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated …

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