Mazda builds RX-8 Hydrogen for Norway (HyNor)

The Hydrogen Project HyNor are building a hydrogen road between Stavanger and Oslo. HyNor was established in spring 2003. Total 50 players in the industry, transport, regional governments and organizations are included in HyNor.

Mazda has taken the first RX-8 Hydrogen RE to Norwegian specifications produced. By car take the Japanese car manufacturer on 11 May 2009 in Oslo at the celebration of the opening of the first hydrogen filling stations participated. After the technical acceptance is the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE for training purposes for the participants of the project HyNor use.

Registration list for the rally is now ready and both cars can be purchased in the store, demo cars, and research projects will participate in the EVS Viking Rally. The objective of the rally is the world congress and exhibition with participants from over 40 countries.

Among the participants are Mitsubishi (Electric Cars), Ford (hydrogen), Think (hydrogen), Lampo (Electric Cars from Switzerland), Opel (hydrogen), Norway Electric Cars (Electric Cars), Tesla (Electric Cars from the USA) and rebuilt Toyota Prius (hydrogen).

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen HyNor

In contrast to those already in Japan to offer models based leasing the RX-8 of the HyNor project at the recent European version of the vehicle with LHD and manual gearbox.  As part of the HyNor project is along a 580 kilometers long section of motorway between Stavanger and Oslo, a chain of hydrogen filling stations will be set up.

Source: HyNor

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This post was written by admin on April 25, 2009

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2009 Shanghai Auto Show: Toyota FCHV-adv Concept

Toyota FCHV-adv (Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-advanced) is a use of  “Toyota FC Stack” high-performance fuel cell hybrid five-seater and with our understanding of high-performance fuel cell R&D is to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide and other gases from air pollution.

Toyota FCHV-adv Concept

Toyota FCHV-adv fuel efficiency by 25%, and in order to improve the performance of life vehicles, Toyota has also developed the high-pressure hydrogen storage 70Mpa, to life after hydrogen charging from the extension of 2 times, and reached about 830 km alarming level. In addition, Toyota is also very cold, especially in low-temperature environment to test the performance of the FCHV-adv, and the Toyota data also showed that even at 30 ℃ environment, FCHV-adv can start and normal running . Cold zone, but also ensure that the vehicles start with the normal traffic.

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This post was written by admin on April 23, 2009

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DOE: $41.9 Million to Spur Growth of Fuel Cell Markets

DOE (Department of Energy): $41.9 million to spur growth of fuel cell markets. This investment, transportation and consumer devices, such as backup power for home and industrial projects will be used. Each of the 13 projects, each project is related to fuel cell-powered forklifts.

FedEx Freight East: $1.3 million.

Jadoo Power: $1.8 million.

PolyFuel: $12.5 million.

Delphi Automotive: $2.4 million… etc.

Source: Department of Energy

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This post was written by admin on April 20, 2009


Developed a mobile power supply vehicles with fuel cell by Iwatani

Iwatani International Corporation, and has developed a 10kW hydrogen fuel to power a mobile vehicle equipped with a solid polymer fuel cell level (presentation). Hydrogen fuel is supplied from outside. Power for the car, developed in conjunction with hydrogen and hydrogen cylinder trailers. 2011 Product of the Year aims. In addition to the work place and tunnels and indoor residential construction and in the evening event, assumed power and the use of a disaster.

Iwatani Fuel Cell Car

Iwatani Fuel Cell Car

Diesel engine (3 tons payload) with a fuel cell in bed. The vehicle is not carrying a hydrogen supply. AC output of the fuel cell is AC-100V, AC-200V and DC-360V in the three types can be used simultaneously. Output 8.5kW output, power efficiency is 45% or more (based on lower heating value). Values when power is 55dB less noise. The trailer is a separately-developed 35MPa hydrogen in a tank of 47L-9 can. Hydrogen trailer is based around a hydrogen capacity and 100Nm3. Hydrogen power car and trailer in a group, and 16 hours of rated output. Connected to hydrogen storage facilities and large-scale hydrogen power from the car, and the long hours of continuous operation. Hydrogen capacity: 100Nm3 over (hydrogen trailer).

Iwatani Fuel Cell Car

Iwatani is to use pure hydrogen as a fuel with a 10kW-class fuel cell. The hydrogen from the trailer, and 16 are rated for continuous operation over time.

Source: Iwatani Corporation

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This post was written by admin on April 18, 2009

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Auto Shanghai April 22-28, 2009

Shanghai Motor Show, Toyota (Auto Shanghai 2009, the public in April 2009 22-28), New “RAV4″ and “Highlander” and announced to release the production model. The introduction of local production model, to expand in China SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that corresponds to the market. 3 new RAV4 in 2009 and started production in Tianjin, 2009 in Guangzhou in May plans to begin production of the Highlander.

The company, hybrid “Lexus RX450h” convertible and the “Lexus IS300C” to premiere in China. As exhibited, China’s first compact electric vehicle “FT-EV” fuel cell vehicles and “FCHV-adv” to come up with

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This post was written by admin on April 16, 2009

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