Will Fuel Cells Succeed in Buses?
At the world's largest bus event, Busworld in Belgium in October 21-23 2019, Herald Ruijters of DG Move in the European Commission was very enthusiastic about fuel cell buses.
Robots assisting in the search for Amelia Earhart
Researchers have developed an autonomous surface vehicle, or robot, that can explore the seafloor in waters that may be too deep for divers.
Ballard order from Wrightbus, fuel cell modules for Aberdeen buses
Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Wrightbus for 15 FCveloCity®-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell modules to power buses for deployment in Aberdeen, Scotland under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe funding program.
H2Bus consortium to deploy hydrogen fuel cell buses, infrastructure
Leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range
New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.
Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather
Batteries are currently outpacing fuel cells in the technological race to power the electric vehicle. Lithium batteries keep getting cheaper, while fuel cells remain hampered by pricey, short-lived platinum catalysts. Researchers suggest that adding a bit more platinum—albeit in a novel form—could help fuel cell cars catch up.
Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems is a developer and supplier of hydrogen fuel cells for automotive and backup power applications.
Siemens receives funding to develop fuel cell drive for trains
Siemens and Ballard Power Systems plan the joint development of a fuel cell drive for the Siemens Mireo train platform. Working together, the two companies intend to develop a new generation of fuel cells with an especially long lifecycle and high power density as well as improved efficiency.
EV programs accelerated in face of new air pollution horrors
The more you look the more you see and, in the case of air pollution, it is bad news all the way.
Fuel cell on-road vehicles will never be mainstream
A prediction by analysts IDTechEx is turning out to be true.The window of opportunity is closing for fuel cell on-road vehicles to become mainstream.
Fuel cell vehicles back in focus
Something is stirring in the field of fuel cell vehicles.