After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018…
The Hyundai Nexo is a special electric car. Electrical energy is generated in his fuel cell while driving. This requires hydrogen and oxygen. A promising, clean drive technology that unfortunately has no future in Germany – at least not in the car.
Lighter, more range and quickly refueled. There are good reasons to choose the combination of fuel cell and hydrogen in the car. Unfortunately, good reasons are not enough for market success…
Sales of electric passenger vehicles are forecast to fall 18% in 2020, to 1.7 million worldwide – with the coronavirus crisis interrupting ten successive years of strong growth. However, sales of combustion engine cars are set to drop even faster this year (by 23%), and the long-term electrification of transport is projected to accelerate in the years ahead.
The show is being organized by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) and will be held at the KINTEX exhibition hall, north of Seoul, from July 1-3, 2020. Sponsors of the event include Hyundai and Kia.
Korea is keen to foster hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles and other hydrogen-related businesses as future growth drivers.
Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), Air Liquide Korea and Hydrogen Energy Network (HyNet) to accelerate Incheon Airport’s efforts to become a low-carbon eco-friendly airport. To that end, the four parties signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell electric buses at Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2 by March 2021.
The network of stations where fuel-cell vehicles can fill up with hydrogen is steadily expanding. Germany already has 83 H2 filling stations. The number of stations will be expanded successively according to demand. There are 32 hydrogen filling stations in the Shell network in Germany.
“Hydrogen has what it takes, in every respect, to sustainably revolutionise our mobility – because hydrogen means emissions-free driving for every size of vehicle: car, bus, truck, or train,” said Niklas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH.
Audi is set to intensify its development of hydrogen fuel cell technology, according to a public announcement by chairman Bram Schot.
The reasons behind the move include concerns over the sourcing of natural resources for battery production and doubts over electric cars being able to deliver on ever-more-demanding customer expectations…