Hybrid and Hydrogen On Display at the 2015 BMW Innovation Days

Last week BMW Group rolled out some sweet new hybrid and hydrogen technology as part of their "Innovation Days", a showcase of things we'll soon see in production vehicles and across the entire fleet. The two biggest takeaways for us are the prototype 2 Series ActiveTourer with Hybrid Drive, and progress on their Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle....

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle. Image courtesy of Toyota

Toyota Takes Fuel Cell Performance to the Nano-particle Level

From Toyota Global Media and Newspress.co.uk: When it comes to securing the best performance from its hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s scrutiny is reaching unprecedented levels with a new monitoring system that plots the behaviour of nanometre-sized – one-millionth of millimetre – particles. The focus of its research is the way in...

Toyota: My How Time Flies

Five years ago Toyota Motor Company was at the peak of a crisis over unintended acceleration.  The chairman, Akido Toyoda, testified and apologized at a Congressional hearing.  It was a very, very low point for a company that had overtaken Ford a the maker of the most popular model in...

4 Cool Things Hyundai is Showing at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Fresh off it's debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai will show their Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, the 2015 Tuscon Fuel Cell SUV, specialty vehicles from SEMA and new Connected Car technology at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.  Making its Chicago debut, Hyundai’s innovative Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept reflects a...

2016 Toyota Mirai FCV fueling

Toyota to Spend $7.2M for New Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Toyota has a huge stake in the US success of the Mirai, their first fuel cell to properly come to market.  One of the keys to success is a robust fueling network.  According to Green Fleet News, Toyota is spending $7.2 million to expand the number of hydrogen fueling stations...

A Tale of Two VW Golf SportWagens

The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen is not a head-turner.  It is not fast.  It does not thrill the ladies, or the men for that matter. But, if you are an adult with a family, it is one of the greatest cars ever. It's practical.  It's German, so go figure. It's roomy, perfect for...

Where Toyota’s New “Mirai” Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets it Right

This is an excerpt from an Examiner.com column written by  Sebastian James, publisher of Hybrid and Electric Car News. Enjoy, and be sure to subscribe to his posts. In Japanese, "Mirai" means the future. Toyota hopes the hydrogen-powered "Mirai" becomes synonymous with the same success as their car named after the Latin...

Volkswagen Golf Variant HyMotion Fuel Cell Vehicle, courtesy of VW Global Media

VW Introduces the Golf SportWagen HyMotion Fuel Cell Vehicle

On the heels of yesterday's premiere of the Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen used the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show as the stage to pull the curtain on the Golf SportWagen HyMotion fuel cell vehicle.  VW calls the HyMotion is a a progressive research vehicle, a testbed for integrating innovations into production models....

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Refill

You Read it Here: Fuel Cell is a Technological Bookmark

Over the past 7 years we in the U.S. of A. have been hit with a lot of different fuel technology.  Hybrid, electric, clean diesel, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell. Today, Wards Auto.com wrote a story about VW announcement to increase their commitment to sustainable fuels, including a fuel cell vehicle....

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