ChargePoint to expand into Europe as petrol demand set to peak globally by 2021

March 06, 2017

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of recharging stations, has announced it will enter the European market after an $82 million (€78 million) funding round led by Daimler, among others including BMW i Ventures...

Kia to follow parent Hyundai with hydrogen car as Toyota recalls the Mirai

February 20, 2017

Japanese pushing for fuel cells as Toyota hybrid sales pass 10 million

February 16, 2017

Toyota has announced it has sold over 10 million hybrid cars as of the end of January. It estimates this has managed to avert approximately 77 million tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere and has saved around 29 million litres of petrol. The Japanese OEM is well known for its hybrid technology, with the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid car launched in 1997, synonymous with the powertrain...

GM and Honda to expand fuel cell alliance as 5000 hydrogen stations planned globally by 2032

February 01, 2017

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced they are to expand their alliance in hydrogen car technology by jointly manufacturing key components to power their fuel cell vehicles in the US...

Mild hybrids to replace diesels as fuel-saving choice

January 31, 2017

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, diesel cars have had an image problem, and air pollution pressures have gathered pace. However, internal combustion engine technologies will have to endure, and continue to innovate, until longer-range electric cars are affordable, or hydrogen technologies gather pace...

Shell to install EV chargers at petrol stations across Europe

January 31, 2017

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total have announced they are to introduce electric vehicle (EV) charging points at some of their European petrol stations, in response to rising sales of electric vehicles...

Electric cars will not halt global demand for oil, says BP as rivals look to hydrogen

January 30, 2017

Enormous growth in electric cars over the next two decades will not stem global demand for oil, BP has predicted. However, demand growth is slowing, and rivals such as Shell are looking to hydrogen to plug the gap as oil supply increasingly outstrips demand, and producers race to ensure their resource does not get left in the ground...

Malta green grant scheme announced

January 26, 2017

Major hydrogen investment mooted as OEMs and energy companies form Hydrogen Council

January 20, 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, carmakers and energy companies have announced the foundation of the Hydrogen Council to lay the foundations for major investment in hydrogen. Bringing together oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total and car manufacturers such as Toyota, Daimler, BMW and Hyundai with combined revenues of $1.14 trillion (€1.07 trillion) and 1.72 million employees, the global initiative is the first of its kind...

Paris imposes new vehicle restrictions, French public sector fleets get cleaner

January 18, 2017

New technology cuts hybrid fuel consumption by third, Daimler CEO remains open for hydrogen

January 16, 2017

Automotive industry calls for joined-up introduction of fuel identifiers

January 16, 2017

In a joint letter, the European automotive and fuel industries have called on EU member states and the European Commission to ensure the joined-up introduction of common fuel 'identifiers' on vehicle filler caps and fuel pumps across the bloc...

EV sales fall in Germany in 2016 despite incentives and healthy car market growth

January 09, 2017

Industry executives see a brighter future for fuel cell vehicles than for battery electrics

January 09, 2017

The view recently expressed by Ernst Piech that ‘hydrogen is the future’ has been echoed by more than three quarters of automotive industry executives who participated in KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017...

Volkswagen faces battery cell supply conundrum

January 04, 2017

Ernst Piech: ‘Hydrogen is the future’

December 23, 2016

ACEA announces mobility policy initiative

December 16, 2016

ACEA has announced 10 policy recommendations in response to the challenges faced by the industry and to take advantage of the shift towards new means of transport...

Germany hedges bets with €250 million investment to support fuel cell vehicle development

December 16, 2016

According to an article in Die Welt, Germany's Transport Ministry is investing €250 million by 2019 to support the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Although demand for electric vehicles (EVs) remains stubbornly low, the government remains optimistic about the future of alternative fuels and is keen to have a diverse approach instead of focusing solely on EVs...

Hydrogen makes modest gains

November 15, 2016

Major strategy reversal as Toyota commits to long-range EVs

November 09, 2016

US announces country-wide alternative fuel corridors

November 09, 2016

The US has announced a major new push to expand America's alternative fuels and vehicle charging network, unveiling plans for electric, hydrogen and other refuelling stations on 55 routes across US highways...

UK Government unveils charging plans for EVs but fleets still shun them

October 28, 2016

The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) outlined plans on Monday 24 October for the development of the electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The plans may improve the charging infrastructure but there are other hurdles to overcome before EVs are more widely accepted by fleets...

UK Government boosts Plug-In Van grant to encourage electric fleets

October 26, 2016

Toyota aims for safety rather than completely autonomous cars

October 26, 2016