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Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai

Hyundai’s global boss says the power demands of a fully-autonomous vehicle will require a great deal of processing power that today’s pure electric vehicles may find more difficult to provide...

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Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry
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Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry

Hyundai says it’s close co-operation with Toyota in helping advance the cause of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is of more importance than any rivalry the two brands may have. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said that while the uptake of hydrogen vehicles remains relatively small compared to pure electric vehicles, the two companies - as well as other manufacturers - must work closely together to build momentum...


Fuel-cell hydrogen EVs are 'the ultimate car': Hyundai Nexo
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Fuel-cell hydrogen EVs are 'the ultimate car': Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai says that hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles have proven to be the ultimate solution to the future of transportation, with pure battery electric vehicles better suited to smaller cars and suburban needs. Hyundai unveiled its latest hydrogen-powered vehicle with the Nexo SUV this week, which has an 800-kilometre range courtesy of three hydrogen tanks that take just five minutes to refill – a significant advantage over pure battery electric vehicles...


Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE
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Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE

The Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV has been revealed this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ahead of a launch in select markets later this year. Serving as a purpose-built replacement for the ageing previous-generation Tucson (ix35) FCEV, the Nexo not only brings a more powerful and efficient hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, but also the company's latest driver assistance technologies...


Five tech breakthroughs from 2017
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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


Toyota aggressively ramps up electrification plans
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Toyota aggressively ramps up electrification plans

Toyota wants to have electrified powertrains available across its entire range by 2025, and plans to sell more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles annually by 2030. Of those 5.5 million global sales, the company wants 1 million to be zero-emissions vehicles. Should the goal be met, more than 50 per cent of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold would feature some form of electrification...


Toyota labelled 'world's greenest automotive company'
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Toyota labelled 'world's greenest automotive company'

Toyota has been rated the 'world's greenest carmaker' in a global study from Newsweek.  Having topped the automotive rankings, the company ranked 16th among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world. L'Oreal topped the global charts, while Cisco Wireless was the 'greenest' company in the USA...


Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains
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Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains

The Hyundai Motor Group, parent of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has announced its strategy for engine development at the International Powertrain Conference in South Korea this week. At the event, Hyundai is displaying four new engines and two new transmissions, all part of the upcoming 'Smart Stream' powertrain family, primarily aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel economy...


Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo
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Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed a pair of hydrogen fuel-cell concepts for the Tokyo motor show - the aptly-named Fine-Comfort Ride concept and the Sora bus concept. Following the announcement of the Concept-i family of autonomous electric vehicles earlier this week, these two new vehicles focus more on Toyota's expertise in fuel-cell technology...


Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test
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Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test

Toyota is putting its Project Portal fuel-cell truck through its paces, as the company looks to better understand the role of zero-emissions powertrains in future heavy haulers. The truck, first announced in April, will be used to haul goods around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California...


Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus
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Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus

Despite what you’ve heard from many major car corporations, and Tesla, electric vehicles are not the future, and never will be - according to Paul Williamsen, Lexus’s manager of global strategic communications - because the charging times will never fall to acceptable, practical levels. It’s “a simple matter of chemistry,” the company’s self-described “tech guy”, explains...


Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go
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Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go

Those inside the local division of the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they're confident the Japanese marque's broader approach will prove successful in the long run...


2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing
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2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing

The upcoming Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV has been revealed in near-production form in Seoul this week, ahead of its official launch "early next year". Serving as the replacement for the current ix35 Fuel Cell, the 'Next Generation FCEV' (official name to be announced in January) will be the company's second commercially-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and will be powered by Hyundai's fourth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology...


Nikola One truck's two-bedder interior revealed
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Nikola One truck's two-bedder interior revealed

Nikola Motor Company has released new renderings of its upcoming One hydrogen fuel-cell semi-truck, while also handing down initial details of the vehicle's infotainment and technology suite. Since the Nikola One's initial reveal, the company has revised the interior design to include a 21-inch central touchscreen which gives drivers access to most of the vehicle's functions...


Hyundai planning two more SUVs by 2020
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Hyundai planning two more SUVs by 2020

Korean manufacturer Hyundai plans to continue the growth of its SUV line-up during the remainder of the decade, confirming plans to introduce sub-compact and upper-large SUVs. Speaking with media at the international launch of the the Kona in Seoul, South Korea, a panel of the company’s executives confirmed there are plans to introduce an A-segment (sub-compact) crossover to sit below the just-revealed Kona, along with an E-segment (upper large) to sit above the Santa Fe...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept revealed in Geneva
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Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept revealed in Geneva

The Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept has made its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, and it points the way to an all-new production SUV with a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain. The FE Fuel Cell Concept is said to build upon the lessons that Hyundai has learned from the ix35/Tucson Fuel Cell car, which was launched in 2013, and is currently available for lease in 17 markets across the world, including South Korea and California...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Norway to sell only EVs and PHEVs by 2025
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Norway to sell only EVs and PHEVs by 2025

The Norwegian government has announced its ambitious plans to reduce vehicle emissions, including a goal to have all new cars sold by 2025 to be electric, hydrogen-powered or plug-in hybrids. According to a new report by elbil, Norway's authorities are driving a push for vehicles with lower emissions and will continue to bring in new incentives to get its people into cleaner cars - Australian government please take note...


GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility
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GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced a joint venture into the production of a new hydrogen fuel-cell system that will feature in upcoming models from both companies. The fuel-cell production facility will operate within GM's existing battery pack factory in Brownstown, Michigan, and is scheduled to commence operations around 2020...