Fuel Cell (FCVs)


Is Aluminum the Holy Grail for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles? 2

Those of us with car experience that dates back to the 70’s may well remember the challenges of using aluminum in a vehicle’s powerplant as exemplified by the ill-fated aluminum engine block used in Chevy’s Vega. The prime motivation for its use of course was the substantial weight reduction offered by aluminum over cast iron. […]


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Where’s the Holy Grail? 6

Thanks to a retweet by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (@ElectricDrive), I happened to view a YouTube video just released by Hyundai promoting what they say is the first volume production fuel cell vehicle; their Tucson Fuel Cell (aka HydrogenEV). Indeed, though over 20 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) prototype and demonstration cars have […]


Alternative Fuel for Cars: an Ocean of Fuel?

Ever on the lookout for technological innovations that might lead to the next generation of cars, I’ve come across an extremely interesting possible alternative fuel for cars implanted in a vehicle dubbed the e-Sportlimousine by Liechtenstein-based startup, Qant. The name is misleading because this concept vehicle is anything but a limousine. Using an energy source […]


Stunning Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle Program Will Alter Car Landscape 1

Last week, the ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) Program Implementation Task Force published its Multi-State ZEV Action Plan; a “roadmap” to put at least 3.3 million ZEVs on the combined roadways of member states by 2025. The task force is the result of an October 24, 2013 Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by the eight states […]