gm honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

Chicago - AFP

General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday. The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of fueling stations. \"Honda and GM are eager to accelerate the market penetration of this ultimate clean mobility technology,\" Honda chief Takanobu Ito said in a statement. \"I am excited to form this collaboration to fuse our leading fuel cell technologies and create an advanced system that will be both more capable and more affordable.\" Engineers from both companies will work together to develop the next generation of fuel cell technology, sharing all their previous research and future discoveries at joint research facilities in Michigan and Japan. While the master agreement does not cover manufacturing, it will likely lead the automakers to use essentially the same engine and storage tanks in their fuel cell vehicles. One of the goals is to reduce costs by working with suppliers to develop standardized -- and less expensive -- components. The automakers will also work with governments and fuel station operators to develop the necessary infrastructure to support the vehicles. \"This collaboration builds upon Honda and GM\'s strengths as leaders in hydrogen fuel cell technology,\" said GM chief Dan Akerson. \"We are convinced this is the best way to develop this important technology, which has the potential to help reduce the dependence on petroleum and establish sustainable mobility.\" Fuel cell vehicles are considered the holy grail of green cars because they emit nothing but water vapor from the tailpipe and can operate on renewable hydrogen gas made from non-polluting sources like wind and biomass. The current technology allows the vehicles to drive up to 400 miles (640 kilometers) on a single tank and to be refueled in just a few minutes -- an advantage over slow-charging electric vehicles. The propulsion technology also has sufficient horsepower to be used on large vehicles. GM, which has been working on the technology since the 1960s, has logged nearly three million miles on a fleet of 119 hydrogen-powered vehicles launched in 2007. Honda leased its first fuel cell vehicle in 2002 and has deployed 85 so far in the US and Japan. It plans to make hundreds of the FCX Clarity available to customers in Japan and the United States in 2015.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

gm honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development gm honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

gm honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development gm honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 16:03 2017 Thursday ,21 December

US hits Myanmar general in new global rights sanctions
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday