2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle FCX

By | 2017-03-27T14:41:20+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , , , , |

Not everyone is going to be able to drive a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), but for the people that can, the Honda Clarity has a great deal for you. For those that can purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (BEV) hold tight, only Honda has the ability to bring [...]

California officials drives hydrogen highway

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Technology, Toyota, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight the cars' range and [...]

John Mendel at #WAS16 – recalls, fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Hydrogen, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Washington Auto Shwo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Mendel was the keynote speaker at the Washington Auto Show (before the blizzard that shut down the entire city) #WAS16 on fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Honda has had to recall many cars because one of its suppliers, Takata, made defective airbags. They have spent millions trying to find all [...]

Toyota Prius, emissions, and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hydrogen, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , |

Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the all new 2016 Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Prius comes in different models and different batteries; a Nickel Metal Hydride or a Lithium Ion battery. [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:19+00:00 December 11th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Chevy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Featured, Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Honda, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Nissan, Opel, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don't count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

Bob Lutz on The John Batchelor radio show, Car guys vs. bean counters part 3

By | 2016-09-25T14:19:27+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Featured, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

Bob Lutz talked to John Batchelor about his new book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Bob Lutz finishes his radio chat with John Batchelor show. This is the most humorous part of the show as Lutz talks about his Father, and bucky the beaver. Lutz contends that is [...]

Dear President Obama, Secretary Chu and all 100 Senators

By | 2016-09-25T19:55:28+00:00 May 4th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Featured, Hydrogen, Newsletter, Politics, Technology, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

I suppose I should be applauding the fourteen Senators that signed the letter to Secretary Chu asking him to keep the funding for the fuel cell and hydrogen programs alive. I understand that having fourteen senators sign any initiative is a coup de grace.  But really, how much of a no-brainer is it to sign [...]

Charlie Freese, on the hydrogen budget, on John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T20:33:11+00:00 February 15th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Featured, Fuel cells, GM, Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

The United States has no energy policy. Every administration budgets money for it's pet project, leaving the projects from the previous administrations in a lurch. Why? Charlie Freese is General Motor's executive director for fuel cell activities. He was also a keynote speaker at the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011 in Washington DC. How [...]

GM & Chrysler bonuses; UAW; hydrogen funding evaporated

By | 2016-09-25T14:13:04+00:00 February 15th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Featured, GM, Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

General Motors and Chrysler to give bonuses to employees I completely agree with General Motors and Chrysler that their salaried employees have worked long and hard hours. I understand the desire to compensate them for that work. But should employees be compensated when the company isn't making money and the company is asking for even [...]