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Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid

Toyota's local arm strongly supports the adoption of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in Australia, despite the current lack of infrastructure...

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Toyota Mirai review: A quick spin on Australian roads
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Toyota Mirai review: A quick spin on Australian roads

The Toyota Mirai is the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to drive it on Australian public roads. A quick 15-minute loop on a mix of freeway and suburban roads in eastern Melbourne showed us just how 'normal' the Mirai is to drive - if you can get past the 'creative' exterior design...


Toyota reveals mobile hydrogen refueller, joins Mirai trio in Australia
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Toyota reveals mobile hydrogen refueller, joins Mirai trio in Australia

Toyota Australia has revealed its mobile refueller for hydrogen vehicles, joining the trio of Mirai fuel-cell sedans that currently reside in Australia. Comprising of a Linde high-pressure hydrogen refueller sat on the back of a Hino 700 series prime mover, the mobile hydrogen station will allow the Japanese company to take its three Mirai sedans anywhere in Australia that a conventional car can be driven, despite the country's lack of refuelling infrastructure...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Read the full article here. Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, new vehicle sales in Australia were up 1.3 per cent in September, keeping us on track for a record breaking 2016. Toyota was the most popular brand and the Mazda 3 was the best selling vehicle...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

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...


2018 Hyundai hydrogen vehicle to use bespoke chassis, right-hand drive confirmed
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2018 Hyundai hydrogen vehicle to use bespoke chassis, right-hand drive confirmed

Hyundai has confirmed that its next hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will use a bespoke chassis for a more purpose-ready design. It will also be built in right-hand drive, and will arrive in Australia at the end of 2018. Hyundai public relations general manager Bill Thomas, confirmed to CarAdvice that the new model would come to Australia in 2018, with 20 vehicles already sold to the ACT government...


Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia
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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen. The Hyundai H350 - a rival to the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter among others - has been around for nearly two years, but this is the first version we've seen without the trusty 2...


Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power
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Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power

Startup company Nikola has made a significant change to its upcoming One electric semi truck, switching to a hydrogen fuel cell just months before its expected December launch. Originally the Nikola One was meant to use a 400kW turbine fuelled by compressed natural gas to power the truck’s electric motors, however the company is now advertising that the new semi will use a hydrogen fuel cell...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia

The hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai is back in Australia once again, but even if its polarising styling sings to you, you won't be buying one. Just three examples of the Mirai have come to Australia - this time for a few years - with a focus both on exposing the company's local offices to the technology expected to power its future, and also to promote that same concept in the local market...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says
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Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says

The recent Audi global press conference at the company's Ingolstadt headquarters marked the first time CarAdvice has heard a member of the VW Group's senior team use the term 'dieselgate'. It was at the same time, however, that Dr Stefan Knirsch, the man responsible for Audi technical development and a member of the Board Of Management for Audi AG, said that the company's research and development budget had in fact increased since the emissions scandal broke...


Audi Q6 h-tron concept to debut in Detroit - report
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Audi Q6 h-tron concept to debut in Detroit - report

Audi will reportedly unveil a new hydrogen-fuelled version of its recent e-tron quattro SUV concept at next month’s Detroit auto show. Unveiled in September, the e-tron quattro concept is believed to be our first look at a long-anticipated new SUV that will likely wear a Q6 badge...


The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars
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The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars

I love the concept of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Taking the most abundant element in the universe and combining it with oxygen from the air to generate electricity for propulsion and emit only water sounds about as magical as a unicorn that eats Brussels sprouts, poops eye fillet and can fly to the moon...


Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed
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Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed

Audi is deep in development of a fifth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that is set to feature extended range, better performance and the ability to operate at higher temperatures. Audi's commitment to hydrogen dates back to 2004, when the company released the Audi A2H2...


Toyota Mirai Australian First Drive
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Toyota Mirai Australian First Drive

Read the article here. Toyota Australia has taken the wraps off the first local example of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at an event in Melbourne. The vehicle is the only road-going Mirai in Australia, making stops in Melbourne and Sydney before the 6th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention during October...


Toyota Australia’s hydrogen plans not dependent on government backing
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Toyota Australia’s hydrogen plans not dependent on government backing

There are still no plans to launch the Toyota Mirai in Australia in the short term, but that’s not due to a lack of government backing for the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. According to Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing, the future of hydrogen cars in this country will come down to infrastructure, and any such plans for those fuel-cell electric models may not be directly influenced by government backing...


Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait
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Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait

The first Lexus hydrogen car will be here within a decade – possibly in les than five years – but the chances of Australian buyers being able to walk in to a showroom with one appear slim. The Japanese luxury brand showcased the Lexus LF-FC concept sedan at the 2015 Tokyo motor show this week, a large fuel-cell electric model that includes a rear-drive hydrogen powertrain and in-wheel front electric motors...


Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal
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Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal

Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, and that means there are potentially dozens, if not hundreds, of different ways to capture it. But a controversial plan from Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation could see brown coal dug up from Australian soil in order to produce this hard to obtain element, which will be used to power the hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan in Japan in the near future...