29 Jan '13, 2am

Ford, Daimler, Nissan agree to jointly develop fuel cell EV tech, to launch mass-market vehicles by 2017

Ford, Daimler, Nissan agree to jointly develop fuel cell EV tech, to launch mass-market vehicles by 2017

We hear about plug-in battery-powered hybrids and plug-in battery-powered pure electric vehicles all the time, but mentions of hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles have been pretty rare. This is probably because plug-in EVs already have a fuel source that’s way more common than its hydrogen fuel cell-powered cousins – the electricity grid, via your wall socket at home. A fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) produces electricity from an electro-chemical reaction between hydrogen – stored in a purpose-designed, high-pressure tank in the car – and oxygen from the air. The only by-products are water vapour and heat. However, more and more carmakers are now getting serious about FCEVs. Today’s announcement is a three-way agreement between Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co Ltd to accelerate the commercialisation of FCEV technology. An agreement was previous...

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