Toyota drives fuel cell commercial vehicle development
Toyota continues to drive hydrogen commercial vehicle development in Japan and the US. At home, the company and its subsidiary Hino Motors have agreed with three major retail chains to test fuel cell light commercial vehicles. In California, Toyota went full-on in with near-production heavy-duty FC trucks. Weiterlesen
Traton & Hino launch e-mobility joint venture
Traton and Hino are intensifying their cooperation in the field of electromobility. As part of their strategic partnership, the commercial vehicle subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Toyota have signed a joint venture agreement to speed up development for products with battery and FC technology. Weiterlesen
Toyota & Hino Motors, TU Eindhoven, Nissan, Infineon.
Fuel cell bus hits the street: Starting tomorrow, Toyota and Hino Motors will carry out field tests with their jointly developed fuel cell bus on public routes in Tokyo. The bus is equipped with the Toyota fuel cell system developed for the Mirai. The test will also evaluate the efficacy of its external power supply system during widespread power outages caused by natural disasters.
Solar fuel for hydrogen cars? Researchers at the TU Eindhoven have developed a solar cell that not only produces power from sunlight, but can also split water into its hydrogen and oxygen components. The secret to this new solar cell are gallium phosphide nanowires. The hydrogen could be used as clean fuel for FCVs.
Will Nissan pull the plug? According to Sportscar365, Nissan will review its LMP1 programme, following a dismal finish with the GT-R LM Nismo at the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans. A decision about what the future will hold could fall before the end of this week.
New Infineon MOSFETs: Infineon has launched a new family of StrongIRFET MOSFETs for DC powered circuits including battery powered circuits, brushed and BDLC motor drives. The new MOSFET could be used for light EVs and e-bikes.
– Feedback –
Most clicked link on Wednesday was the new twist in the story of French EV maker Mia Electric.
automobile-propre.com (in French)
Toyota & Hino Motors, ARPA-E, Johnson Controls & Toshiba.
Mirai-based H2 bus: Toyota and Hino Motors have built a new version of their fuel cell bus equipped with the Toyota fuel cell system developed for the Mirai. It will be tested in Toyota City starting today. The new bus comes with eight hydrogen tanks, two fuel cell stacks and two electric motors. Its NiMH battery is able to supply electric power to buildings.
125 million dollars will be invested by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to foster innovations in all areas of energy research and development, i.e. for fuel cells, electric drive systems, batteries, and power electronics.
Commonwealth e-racer: Birmingham City University announced its plan to develop an electric race car for the Formula 1 together with three Indian universities. The agreement is to be signed today.
Supplier cooperation: Together, Johnson Controls and Toshiba have developed a new Li-Ion battery for start-stop applications to debut in a 2018 model production vehicle in Europe. The new battery will be showcased at the NAIAS in Detroit next week.
autonews.com, jsonline.com, greencarcongress.com
– Feedback –
Most clicked link on Thursday was the report from Kevin Bullis revealing how Tesla manages to boost its Roadster’s range by 50 percent