Hydrogen-powered iCar? Intelligent Energy recently unveiled an iPhone with a built-in hydrogen fuel cell. According to Seeking Alpha, Apple may already have exclusive rights to the technology and use it as leverage to partner with a carmaker such as BMW for Apple’s much rumored electric cars. Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell is said to offer high energy density and low weight. Also, it does not require high pressure hydrogen storage and can be refueled by swapping out self-contained modules.
Electrifying research: Hyundai is preparing a self-driving fuel cell vehicle called the “R Car” at its R&D centre in South Korea, says Korea JoongAng Daily. The carmaker is reportedly also developing a lithium-air battery to increase range of future EVs to up to 500 kilometers.
Electric cars from Turkey: Turkish electronics company Vestel allegedly plans to enter the automotive sector and is expected to make a long-term investment valued at 1.1 billion dollars. The main focus of the investment will be the production of electric cars and automotive electronics.
Nissan Z rumours: Nissan is preparing a radical sports crossover to bring its Z badge back to the masses, Autocar has learned. The car is said to hit showrooms within the next 18 months and will be previewed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept could feature a hybrid drivetrain.
Electric Hyundai spied: As previously reported, Hyundai is working on a purely electric model. Latest spy shots suggest that this will actually be an all-electric variant of Hyundai’s dedicated hybrid model.
Zotye goes electric: Chinese carmaker Zotye will launch two pure electric cars this year and plans to introduce more plug-in hybrid models next year, according to a recent Gasgoo report.
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