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Fuel Cells

Honda, Isuzu Target Fuel Cell Trucks

Joint research project aims to apply struggling car tech to commercial vehicles

Business

CNH Invests $250 Million in Nikola

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV is investing $250 million in Nikola Motor Co. and forming a joint venture to help launch the startup company’s fuel cell and electric trucks in Europe.

Mobility

Bosch Touts Potential of Fuel Cell Vehicles

Robert Bosch GmbH says fuel cell powertrains will play a growing role in next-generation vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

Fuel Cells

Consortium Targets Components for Fuel Cell Trucks

Hyundai, Nikola Motor and Toyota and three hydrogen suppliers have agreed to develop standardized fueling hardware for fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks.

Hybrid

Nikola to Build Electric Trucks

Nikola Motor Co. is developing all-electric variants of two of its three fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks.

Intelligent Transportation

Anheuser-Busch Orders 100s of Nikola’s Fuel-Cell Trucks

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC says it will buy as many as 800 hydrogen-fueled highway trucks from developer Nikola Motor Co.

Legal

Tesla Sued for Lookalike Semi Truck

Startup Nikola Motor Co. has filed a lawsuit claiming that Tesla Inc.’s Semi electric truck design is a copy of its own Nikola One and Two hydrogen-powered trucks, Reuters reports.

Production

Nikola Motors to Build Fuel Cell Truck in Arizona

Salt Lake, Utah-based Nikola Motor Co. has selected a site in Buckeye, Ariz., to build a manufacturing facility for its previously announced fuel cell-powered trucks.

Hybrid

Electric Trucks Emerging

Rudolph Diesel—who, incidentally, died mysteriously while traveling by a post office steamer on the English Channel in 1913—must be rolling in his grave.

Hybrid

Remaining Relevant

At the end of August, when people are, one would imagine, getting ready to squeeze the last drops of summer out before it gives way to the workaday existence that pretty much characterizes fall, I was the recipient of an incredible number of announcements that all focused on advances in automotive technology.

Mobility

Bosch, Nikola Motors Partner on Long-Haul Fuel Cell Truck

Robert Bosch GmbH and Salt Lake City (Utah)-based startup Nikola Motor Co. are collaborating to commercialize two heavy-duty, fuel cell-powered trucks by 2021.

Hybrid

Danish Program Targets Vehicle-to-Grid Standards

Mitsubishi, Nissan and PSA Group are part of a collaborative effort in Denmark to develop global standards for electrified vehicles when they connect directly to an electrical grid.

Hybrid

Nikola Readies Electric Dune Buggy

Salt Lake, Utah-based Nikola Motor Co. has begun taking $750 refundable deposits for its upcoming $37,500 all-electric off-road utility vehicle.

Fuel Cells

Electric Truckmaker to Use Fuel Cell System

Nikola Motor Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based startup company, says the North American version of the 2,000-hp electric Class 8 truck it announced in June will be powered by an 800-volt fuel cell system.

Interiors & Electronics

You Won’t Believe This Daily Driver

While this is not astonishing math, next year, 2015, will be 100 years after 1915. 100 years is a long time.

Propulsion

Federal-Mogul Advances Ignition

New advanced combustion strategies can mean new approaches to creating that combustion event. Federal-Mogul has developed a corona ignition technology that can replace the spark plug with impressive results.

Да Tesla

The Tesla Roadster that the Silicon Valley-based car company tricked out with Swiss-based TAG Heuer is on an around-the-world trip, said to be the first time a zero-emissions GT car has attempted the trek.