The list below covers all news items relating to Hydrogen from this website's launch in October 2018 to present:

  • Thursday 1st August: Malaysia have rolled out their first hydrogen powered bus, the Borneo Post reports. These buses are part of a fortnight trial (without passengers) under August 14th, and can be seen in Kuching streets. They clearly say that they are zero emissions hydrogen buses, and it is hoped that this initial trial will prove a success both in terms of performance and also showing that they can be refuelled fairly quickly. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 22nd July: Toyota have partnered with Shell and NYSERDA to to sponsor innovations in the infrastructure and supply chain of hydrogen technology, as (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 1st July: An interesting hydrogen research article comes from John Kemp at Reuters, arguing that whilst hydrogen is enjoying more interest than ever before, there are various hurdles which still need to be overcome before hydrogen can become a mainstream clean energy source. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 2nd July: A high-ranking adviser of China’s government has said that more hydrogen fuel infrastructure is needed to harness the development of fuel cells, as Autoblog explore. This comes on the back of a cooling domestic electric car market as the Chinese government aims to rein it in and also make it better able to deal with foreign automakers. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 4th July: BMW have confirmed that they will have “hydrogen cars” (implying multiple?) available in the early 2020s - possibly just a couple of years away, according to . A BMW X5 version (produced in collaboration with Toyota) will be released in small numbers in a couple of years, before buying mass produced by 2025. (Original article from 2019)
  • Wednesday 19th June: Hydrogen news from Hawaii comes from the Tribune Herald which reports that Hele-On’s plans to have zero emissions public transport has led to three hydrogen fuel cell buses being purchased. A hydrogen production facility should also be completed in the coming weeks. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 20th June: The BBC report on a UK train which is fully powered by hydrogen, and the handy video asks whether this “eco train” could be modelling the future for UK train travel. (Original article from 2019)
  • Friday 21st June: Bloom Energy has announced further hydrogen fuel investments, with its plans to upgrade its existing fuell cell installs in Delaware. The 30 megawatt site will generate clean electricity with “virtually no… emissions”, and customers will not see any rise in their bills. (Original article from 2019)
  • Tuesday 11th June: In hydrogen news, Toyota have cut the price of their FCEV Mirai car according to Green Car Reports. Hydrogen cars aren’t cheap, although a new $15,000 dealer discount could lead to up to $27,500 off the list price of $59,345+ when taking into account other discounts and the California Clean Vehicle Rebate. Some sources think the Mirai could be bought for up to $40,000 off in some cases - which would be a very good deal if true. (Original article from 2019)
  • Wednesday 12th June: In bad news for hydrogen supply, report Autoblog. Nel Hydrogen (a hydrogen plant in Norway) have reported an explosion which led to 10 of their other sites being temporarily shut down (but have since been reopened). Toyota and Hyundai have stopped shipping their Mira and Nexo (hydrogen powered cars) to Norway, due to the fact that hydrogen fuel supply will be massively impaired. (Original article from 2019)
  • Saturday 15th June: Hydrogen should be supported more as a green fuel which can help to reduce global carbon emissions and cut renewable energy costs by up to 30%, as Autoblog report. (Original article from 2019)
  • Friday 7th June: Autoblog are reporting that even though Toyota have traditionally seemed all-electric shy (instead favouring hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell cars), it looks like they have several all-electric cars in the pipeline - underpinned by a full battery lifecycle, from development and production through to recycling. (Original article from 2019)
  • Saturday 25th May: In hydrogen car news, FCHEA (the fuel cell hydrogen body) have said that the Hyundai Nexo fuel cell car has sold 1,075 cars since the start of 2019 - two-thirds of which are in South Korea, and the rest overseas. This makes it one of the best selling FCEV cars in recent times, considering how the market is still fairly small relative to electric cars. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 13th May: Autoblog mention that Bosch - a fairly new hydrogen fuel cell producer - are joining Toyota and Hyundai in trying to reduce platinum use in future fuel cells. They aim to reduce this by up to 90%, which will reduce the price of production. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 2nd May: Hydrogen Fuel News brings us some hydrogen news: that South Korea’s state-run gas company is planning to invest $4 billion in hydrogen-producing facilities over the next decade, to help support the expected increase in FCEV demand which might reach 6.2 million by 2040, up from just 2,000 in 2018! (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 25th March: [This was actually news from last week, although it only hit our inbox this week]. Hyundai have unveiled the launch of their hydrogen-powered Nexo FCEV car in Canada, in partnership with car-sharing company Modo. This will launch in Vancouver, where Marpole has recently seen Canada’s first hydrogen fuelling station installed. The Hyundai Nexo will also become available to Canadians “within weeks”, albeit at a price of $72,999 CAD ($54,581 USD) - so experiencing the Nexo by a ride-along in a Modo vehicle might make more sense right now! Nonetheless, it is good to see more hydrogen news. (Original article from 2019)
  • Thursday 21st March: The hydrogen-powered fuel cell car from Hyundai (the Hyundai Nexo) has been launched in the United Kingdom, with 414 miles (668 km) of range from a tank of hydrogen. The Nexo FCEV is an SUV which can be refuelled in just 5 minutes, which is a nice benefit of hydrogen cars compared to current electric car charging rates. The downside, however, is that it is very expensive: the Nexo costs £65,995 ($87,222) in the UK, which includes the Government’s plug-in car grant. (Original article from 2019)
  • Saturday 16th March: VW are considering leaving the main German car lobby known as VDA over claims that they are not focussed enough on electric cars and battery technology, and instead seem keen to push hydrogen fuel cell cars and technology as the preferred green car choice. This is according to WELT AM SONNTAG, a German Sunday newspaper, who have also heard that VW have more complaints and criticisms (of the VDA) in a “list of points”. German cars naturally sell well around the World, and so the VDA has a fair amount of power - but losing arguably its biggest partner/member would be a blow to it. (Original article from 2019)
  • Monday 31st December: The first Hyundai Nexo (Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell car) has been shipped to a customer in Ventura, California. Autoblog have reported that Todd Hochrad took delivery of his Nexo from Keyes Hyundai in Van Nuys. The Nexo is part of Hyundai’s efforts to diversify their green car efforts, providing a more general base in their move away from fossil fuel cars. The Hyundai Nexo has an MSRP of $58,300. (Original article from 2019)
  • Wednesday 19th December: The international discussions on reducing car emissions have finished, with a European-wide resolution to reduce car emissions by 37.5% by 2030. This would continue to lead to a rise of green cars such as electric and hydrogen cars, and away from fossil fuel powered cars (albeit this trend has been happening anyway!). (Original article from 2018)
  • Tuesday 11th December: The Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell car, due out in 2019 exclusively to California, has been priced at $59,345 for the “Blue” trim or $62,845 for the “Limited” trim. This makes it slightly more than the Toyota Mirai, the only other hydrogen car which is available in sufficient quantity currently. The Nexo will qualify for California’s California Clean Vehicle Rebate of $5,000 and can be fuelled up at California’s 35+ public hydrogen fuelling stations. (Original article from 2018)
  • Thursday 13th December: Hyundai, who are backing hydrogen with their Nexo (mentioned earlier), have said that they’re expanding out their hydrogen fuel cell plans - and are aiming to produce 700,000 fuel-cell systems by 2030, with almost 30% earmarked for non-car uses. This is because they believe fuel-cells will have a big use in the post-gasoline energy sector. They’re backing their plans with a $6.8 billion investment which should create 51,000 new jobs. (Original article from 2018)
  • Tuesday 13th November: The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell - their hybrid with hydrogen fuel cells for the ‘green car’ component - has now started shipping to customers (after being unveiled last year). It will initially be lease-only to German organisations, but this will be expanded out as time goes on. Its two hydrogen-fuel tanks can hold 10 pounds of hydrogen, which is expected to yield a 267 mile hydrogen-only range. (Original article from 2018)
  • Wednesday 14th November: Veloz have said that within a fortnight, California will have more than half a million electric cars on its roads (almost half the total number of EVs sold in the US since 2011). This recent growth has mainly been due to the Model 3’s production reaching maturity levels, but with 41 plug-in electric and hydrogen cars available to buy or lease in California, there’s a lot of green car choice there currently. (Original article from 2018)
  • Monday 22nd October: The UK’s lower green-car grants and subsidies - reported here a couple of weeks ago - have now kicked into effect. Grants for higher emission vehicles (such as hybrids) are scrapped completed, and grants for very low emission (electric/hydrogen) vehicles is now cut to £3,500 off (from £4,500 off). (Original article from 2018)
  • Thursday 25th October: General Motors have confirmed that their current green car tax breaks will expire around April 2019 time, due to the way that tax credits work for EVs built and sold (as explained further in our compliance car article). In other words, after GM ship their 200,000th green car, their tax breaks will expire and prices of their cars will start to go up. GM naturally want this tax break extended, saying “We feel the tax credit should be modified so all customers continue to receive the full benefit”. (Original article from 2018)