THE zero emission Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-powered fuel cell car will cost from £65,995 and will be available in just one fully kitted specification. The price includes the Government’s £3500 grant for low-emission vehicles and Hyundai’s second hydrogen model will be sold directly by the company in the UK – not from its dealer network. With a range of up to 414 miles, the Nexo is a family-sized five seater with performance figures akin to those of a regular model – 0 62mph in around nine seconds with a top speed of 111mph. The Korean firm has been trialling the Nexo in and around London for the past few months and the capital currently has the highest number of hydrogen filling stations with five clustered in the area. Others are sited at Swindon, Coventry, Sheffield and at Aberdeen and more are set to come on stream as the rush to low emission transport gains momentum. The Nexo uses hydrogen to generate electricity through a fuel cell with water the … [Read more...] about Hyundai announces prices for Nexo hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle
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An Israeli manufacturer of fuel cells and energy solutions have recently installed a hydrogen-based fuel cell within the catheterization unit of the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center of Hadera, Israel, making it the first hospital in Israel to use fuel cells to power an intensive care unit, Trend reports referring to The Jerusalem Post. The fuel cell technology designed for the hospital, that serves close to 450,000 people, prevents the unit from power glitches, which could cause seriously damage to the unit's equipment. The fuel cell ensures power continuity while also reducing the carbon footprint and energy costs within the life-saving unit - resulting in better patient care, reduction of disruptions resulting in risk of life and providing a clean energy solution for powering life-saving operations. GenCell in cooperation with Medtechnica created and manufactured fuel cell technology, named the GenCell G5, mainly due to the high power load demands of the equipment used in the imaging labs … [Read more...] about Hospital first in Israel to use fuel cells to power life-saving unit
British firm AFC Energy has launched the first ever hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle charger, a system it describes as a “breakthrough” in clean mobility. By using hydrogen fuel cells to recharge battery-electric vehicles in car parks and service stations, the system will help bridge the growing gap between electricity need and generation capacity caused by a projected rise in EV uptake. The modular, low-cost charger also solves some of the logistical issues currently associated with electric car charging, and can even operate entirely off-grid. It's a completely different model to our current use of hydrogen in mobility, in that the vehicles themselves are BEVs rather than FCEVs, and could be deployed extremely rapidly. “The UK government has targets for electric vehicle uptake, aiming for 100 percent of new cars to be zero-emission by 2040,” says Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy. “The additional power required is somewhere around 27 gigawatts. … [Read more...] about UK firm launches fuel cell charge point for electric cars – but will hydrogen power our electric dreams?
Motoring by Press Association 12/12/2018, 3:31 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Hyundai Motor Group is to invest billions of pounds in hydrogen fuel cell technology in a bid to become the world leader in the field. The South Korean firm – which includes the Kia and Genesis brands – is one of only three manufacturers to produce a commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, with its Nexo FCEV heading off against the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity. Unveiling its FCEV Vision 2030 plan, it now aims to expand fuel cell production capacity to 700,000 systems annually by 2030 – and move beyond the automotive sector into drones, ships, trains and power generators. Hyundai expects the global market for fuel cell powertrains to grow to around two million units per year by then. The investment of 7.6 trillion South Korean won (circa £5.4bn) will provide for a new production facility in Chungju, … [Read more...] about Hyundai to invest billions in hydrogen fuel cell technology
Utah-based Nikola Motor Company has unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell lorry designed specifically for Europe, a move described by company founder Trevor Milton as “long overdue”. The Nikola Tre is an articulated truck unit with between 500 and 1,000bhp and a range of between 500 and 1,200 kilometres, depending on options and specification. Several axle configurations will be available, and the designs correspond with European HGV categories. Testing is expected to commence in 2020 with production scheduled for 2022 or 2023. Similar products include Hyundai's planned hydrogen fuel cell artic, as well as other FCEV and battery-electric models from smaller manufacturers. “It will be the first European zero-emission commercial truck to be delivered with redundant braking, redundant steering, redundant 800Vdc batteries and a redundant 120 kW hydrogen fuel cell, all necessary for true level 5 autonomy,” said Milton. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles convert stored … [Read more...] about Nikola unveils long-range hydrogen fuel cell lorry ‘designed for Europe’