Some car-makers are banking on combining plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies to create plug-in fuel cell electric vehicles (PFCEVs) as a way to partially meet their carbon neutrality goals. Why the shift towards PFCEVs? Put simply, they address the elephant in the room of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure – specifically the lack of it. Continue reading Hydrogen hybrids: Best of both worlds or flash in the pan?
A new green technology opportunity has arrived with the electric vehicle (EV) conversion market, potentially worth billions a year to the global automotive aftermarket. This has given rise to multiple independent startups – such as Australian company Jaunt which recently merged with British outfit Zero EV to create multinational conversion specialist Fellten – as well Continue reading ‘Engine Swap’ market hots up with battery electric and hydrogen driveline conversions
In the European Union, according to train manufacturer Alstom, 46 per cent of mainline train tracks aren’t electrified. As a result, many networks depend on diesel trains that can work on both electrified and non-electrified tracks. While diesel trains are often considered environmentally friendly, if you compare their emissions per passenger kilometre to alternatives such Continue reading Decarbonising non-electrified railways with hydrogen trains
Fleet of 20 Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUVs will contribute to emissions reductions The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is adopting the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo as part of its drive towards clean transport. A total of 20 Nexos, which are fuel cell-powered electric vehicles (FCEVs), are due to be introduced to the Government’s fleet. Continue reading Hydrogen-powered Hyundais for ACT
In parallel to the development of battery electric vehicles, progress in hydrogen fuel cell technology and the supporting fuel infrastructure is gathering pace both globally and in Australasia. For example, Toyota Australia is pumping $4.3 million into construction of Victoria’s first hydrogen refuelling station at its former car manufacturing site in Altona. The project is Continue reading Hydrogen fuel progress
Ports of Auckland will build a hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitematā port in a joint project with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and KiwiRail to also invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars. Electrolysis will be used to extract hydrogen from tap water on site, which is then Continue reading NZ to get hydrogen fuel station and vehicles
Hydrogen power has long been touted as a viable and worthwhile alternative to pure electric vehicles. It is not, after all, without is benefits; besides offering zero local emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-equipped cars can be quickly refuelled and don’t suffer the cold-weather range issues that electric vehicles (EVs) do. Hydrogen can also be produced using Continue reading Toyota and Hyundai drive ahead with their fuel cell technologies