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Hybrids & Electrics

Could This Paste Make Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars More Practical?

As more automakers double-down on an EV future, it’s clear that improving battery technology is a major goal. However, at least a few automakers, including Toyota and Hyundai, are still banking on powering electric cars with hydrogen fuel cells. That’s despite the fact that, at least in the US, hydrogen-powered EVs don’t have a significant …
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Can You Drink a 2021 Toyota Mirai’s Expelled Water?

When most people hear the words “car accident,” they visualize crumpled metal, broken glass, and tow trucks. No sane person would think of a car wetting itself. At least, not until recently.  The Toyota Mirai runs on hydrogen, a newer innovation in eco-friendly vehicles. Their only byproduct is water. The technology and design are undoubtedly …
Pump with logos is visible at True Zero hydrogen fuel cell filling station in Marin County, Mill Valley, California, August 16, 2020.
Hybrids & Electrics

Can Fuel Cell Vehicles Explode Like ‘Hydrogen Bombs on Wheels’?

In an effort to go electric, automakers are getting creative. There’s the trusted Tesla method of lithium-ion batteries, which many automakers have been happy to copy. But to get ahead in the electric race, automakers must set trends, not follow them. That’s why Hyundai has decided to use fuel cells as a way to electrify …
2021 Toyota Mirai driving during a sunset
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Toyota Mirai Just Got a Cheaper Price Tag

The Toyota Mirai first appeared in 2015 and was the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to appear on the market in North America. For 2021, Toyota has redesigned the Toyota Mirai as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury FCEV. But how much will the 2021 Toyota Mirai cost you? As it turns out, it might not be that …
Nikola Electric Badger pickup truck on display
Hybrids & Electrics

GM’s and Nikola’s New Agreement Kills the Badger

‘Ambitious’ is perhaps the best way to describe Nikola’s initial plans. Yet up until recently, the EV startup seemed ready to take them on. It had already delivered several hydrogen-powered electric semi-trucks for deliveries. It was also gearing up to release the Nikola Badger, a pickup truck that offered both hydrogen fuel cells and conventional …
Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell Semi Truck
Trucks & SUVs

The Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell Semi Truck Finally Arrived

The Hyundai Xcient fuel cell semi truck is starting to be delivered worldwide to offer a more efficient way to haul freight. The hydrogen-powered trucks will make their way to North America soon as Hyundai expands its Xcient program.  What is the Hyundai Xcient semi truck?  In July, Hyundai shipped the first Xcient Fuel Cell …
Nikola Motors Nikola Two
Hybrids & Electrics

Nikola Motors’ Hydrogen Semi-Trucks Are One Step Closer to Production

Although they have some advantages over battery-powered EVs, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles still have a ways to go. And a lot of their issues, especially with semi-trucks, is down to access. EV fast chargers are still not ubiquitous—hydrogen refueling stations are even rarer. Really, California is the only place in the US where they work. However, …
Nikola Electric Badger pickup truck on display
Hybrids & Electrics

Nikola Badger Is a Hydrogen Truck With Range for Days

Another competitor has just jumped into the already-crowded electric pickup truck pool. But at least Nikola Motors is bringing something new to fight against GMC, Tesla, Rivian, and Bollinger. That ‘something new’ is a different approach to extended EV range. Simply building larger batteries won’t cut it. But fast-charging infrastructure isn’t quite extensive enough, and …