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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Daimler Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

This car, equipped with modern technologies and futuristic, a source of inspiration for the first Benz history (from 1886)! The key word: high-tech combined with tradition!

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster is an electric motor powered by a fuel cell located at the rear of a power of 1.2 kW (1.63 hp). Its top speed is low, it is 25 km/h and achieve an operating range of 350 km. It has large wheels. Found inside the vehicle the following elements: a joystick replacing the conventional wheel and bucket seats in carbon fiber.
According to Human Resources Board member and Labor Relations Manager Günther Fleig: “This project impressively demonstrates that the topic of sustainable mobility has become an integral part of our vocational training. I am delighted to see how much initiative and creativity the young people have put into this project.”

Source: Daimler Unveils Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster With Hybrid Drive

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

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This post was written by admin on March 26, 2009

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Future Drive: Hydrogen-diesel from BMW

Engineers from the BMW developed a new cylinder head for hydrogen operation based on a production diesel engine. BMW designed high pressure injectors for direct injection of hydrogen into the combustion chamber with pressures of up to 300 bar, nearly 4500 psi. With the diesel base, however a much better efficiency, with the new technology reached 42 percent and this is on the level of conventional self-ignition. The series using the new technology are technical side, according to Development Director Falk Gerbig no insurmountable obstacles contrary.

The project H2BVplus, an H2-ignition combustion process as a possible cars propulsion of the future will be further investigated. With regard to performance and efficiency can be distinguished from conventional diesel interesting aspects derived. The H2-ignition concept is to increase the efficiency and specific performance is expected.

Still holds the BMW hydrogen combustion because of the relatively low technology and low cost space, particularly for a good alternative to hydrogen fuel cells

Source: BMW HYDROGEN ENGINE REACHES TOP LEVEL EFFICIENCY

BMW hydrogen-diesel (H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine)

H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine

BMW hydrogen-diesel (H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine with Laser Measurement Equipment )

H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine with Laser Measurement Equipment

BMW hydrogen diesel (3D-CFD Simulation Hydrogen High-Pressure-Injecto)

BMW hydrogen diesel (3D-CFD Simulation Hydrogen High-Pressure-Injector)

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The prototype GM HydroGen4? 320 km of autonomy

The U.S. manufacturer General Motors exhibited at World prototype green technologies and green propulsion to illustrate his vision of future mobility. Here is the GM HydroGen4 the 4th generation vehicle with a fuel cell with hydrogen.

GM HydroGen4

GM HydroGen4

According to GM, the HydroGen4 is more dynamic and functional compared to previous models: its propulsion system was optimized in particular. Its fuel cell is made up of 440 cells connected in series. The whole system allows a power of 93 kW and feeds a synchronous electric motor of 73 kW/100 hp. The acceleration? The 0-100 km / h in 12 seconds. Its autonomy is 320 km. GM HydroGen4 has a storage system consists of 3 tanks at high pressure of 700 bars made of carbon fiber they contain 4.2 kg of hydrogen. This alternative has the future ahead of it!

GM HydroGen4

GM HydroGen4

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This post was written by admin on October 19, 2008

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The Ford Ka Hydrogen Bond

You know that the new Ford Ka compact is unveiled at the Mondial de Paris (see article). Well this small city car has a green star movie! In the new James Bond Quantum of Solace entitled to be released on October 31 2008 in the United Kingdom and France, you can see James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Camille (Olga Kurylenko) at the wheel of the Ford Ka Hydrogen Bond with a fuel cell with hydrogen, revamped for the occasion.

Ford Bond Ka

Ford Bond Ka

The manufacturer Ford Ka explained that the Quantum of Solace was unique with a metallic gold paint and interior and exterior design exclusive: it has been imagined by the Center Style Ford Europe, in collaboration with interior designer Denis Gassner rewarded with Oscars. Its technical characteristics are disclosed in a few months. Meanwhile, James Bond is going to undress shapes its gaze generous, as usual!

Ford Bond Ka

Ford Bond Ka

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This post was written by admin on October 16, 2008

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