Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    3:31 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: BMW, Toyota Confirm Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Technology Deals Back to Topics
teafortwo
Champion Author
Washington

Posts:28,569
Points:2,156,060
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:13:25 AM

BMW and Toyota have finalized a deal for the future of each automaker's hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The agreement will mean BMW licenses future fuel cell technology from Toyota, and marks the latest point in the two automakers' recent cooperations.

BMW will begin developing a prototype fuel cell vehicle in 2015, for the potential market release of a production car in 2020, says the Nikkei (via Automotive News).

The German luxury automaker has previously experimented with hydrogen in internal combustion engines, but is set to expand its portfolio with a fuel-cell vehicle--the likes of which Toyota has been continually developing for several years now.

Most recently, Toyota revealed the FCV-R concept. A midsize vehicle with a Prius-like silhouette (but typical concept car deta
Visit greencarreports.com for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:6,593
Points:2,019,590
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:35:33 AM

Good, I want to drive a Toyota-priced BMW.
carolfitz4438
Veteran Author New York

Posts:263
Points:209,770
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:53:25 AM

Exciting
jrs4125
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,989
Points:1,343,510
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:21:57 AM

Alrighty then
NHLiveFree
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:14,940
Points:2,381,000
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:50:22 PM


The fuel cell technology is already well developed BigTruc.

Fuel cells powered by hydrogen are the future for much of our energy needs. It is time for a true clean,renewable and abundant energy source. Honda, Toyota, and BMW do not invest in uncertain technology.
PDQBlues
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:10,298
Points:2,221,525
Joined:Jan 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:15:59 PM


Interesting.
bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,001
Points:1,416,125
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:03:56 PM

Impressive.
BigTruc
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:1,407
Points:1,279,675
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:42:57 PM

No tellin' what fuel cells will be made from.
Prodaddy
Champion Author Houston

Posts:11,552
Points:2,660,320
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:05:50 PM

Sounds like they will be gasoline free
oilfreak
All-Star Author Houston

Posts:723
Points:39,210
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:18:45 PM

Let's see if this concept is successful in the long run.
rcornel
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:2,531
Points:854,065
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:59:11 PM

Let's wait and see.
gasrat6083
Champion Author Long Island

Posts:3,755
Points:1,246,865
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:42:13 AM

We'll see.
millerin
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:5,022
Points:1,192,050
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:39:36 AM

great
mmcentire
Veteran Author Arkansas

Posts:464
Points:976,275
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:20:23 AM

2020? wow!
drakeman70
Sophomore Author Vermont

Posts:110
Points:49,415
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:37:09 AM

well see if it is feasible on a commercial scale.
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:63,752
Points:3,149,920
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:27:52 AM

good, keep it in germany
wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:7,767
Points:1,911,375
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:58:48 AM

Wonderful.
csblesson
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,720
Points:1,061,195
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:16:55 AM

Good, if the prices are reasonable, it will be successful
fora_7
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:4,113
Points:982,150
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:14:07 AM

so what
amerk73
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:10,244
Points:2,396,120
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:00:50 AM

good for them
Tacodan
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:4,883
Points:1,372,135
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:51:12 AM

this will be the future ..............
335d1
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:5,623
Points:1,501,570
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:35:10 AM

Interesting technology, hope it can work in large scale.
coughlin
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:6,929
Points:1,522,915
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:49:11 AM

Fuel cells can be sold anywhere.
SUPERSTEVIEO
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:3,523
Points:787,115
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:36:42 AM

wondwe how the refueling will happen.... and where will the fuel be made and transported... from small generation plants so the travel distance is short?
pscamp
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:7,465
Points:1,101,455
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:09:57 AM

OK
iFueler
Champion Author Durham

Posts:76,330
Points:951,850
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:48:59 AM

this technology has been on the horizon for some time .........
teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

Posts:28,569
Points:2,156,060
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:02:55 AM



Interesting collaboration between major players in transportation.
heydano67
Champion Author California

Posts:2,687
Points:1,047,290
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:53:06 AM

nice to work together
Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:2,785
Points:540,645
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:52:07 AM

I wonder if this technology will ever take off.
Ltdc
Champion Author Long Island

Posts:10,241
Points:2,401,775
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:17:16 AM

Should save them money on development.
MN1
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:6,465
Points:1,400,155
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:15:05 AM

Good!
whatif81
All-Star Author San Antonio

Posts:810
Points:356,065
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:51:10 AM

ok
GasHunter0007
Veteran Author California

Posts:303
Points:316,455
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:34:08 AM

East meets west. We'll see how this plays out.
vulcan96
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:27,181
Points:3,133,135
Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:20:53 AM

won't have these answers for m any years
teamsimons
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:4,027
Points:1,107,335
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:19:06 AM

Wow, a cross-brand agreement! That's the first time we've ever heard about that.

What impact will this have on gas prices?
kcboy
Champion Author Utah

Posts:6,260
Points:2,061,540
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:16:04 AM

Interesting
ramshot412
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:23,214
Points:3,185,785
Joined:Apr 2004
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:15:28 AM

Good.
pinofl
Veteran Author Miami

Posts:364
Points:70,145
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:14:32 AM

good
DirtDauber
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:10,025
Points:2,405,465
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:13:53 AM

I will not have to worry about this.
Bill100
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:45,925
Points:1,889,380
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:13:13 AM

OK
DonnyV101
Rookie Author Indianapolis

Posts:66
Points:19,775
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:59 AM


OK











jrschl
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:6,209
Points:1,457,415
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:45 AM

I like having options.
timesaverinc
Champion Author Wichita

Posts:3,313
Points:683,845
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:41 AM

Boy I hope the BMW version stops
TBONE3
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:10,829
Points:2,427,350
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:08:52 AM

These two will do it right! Can't wait.
Doomsday64
All-Star Author Austin

Posts:905
Points:377,150
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:08:13 AM

great
mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:11,273
Points:2,677,485
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:06:05 AM

I'm hanging in for hydrogen fuel cells.
Bussman
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:8,199
Points:2,029,385
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:05:48 AM

Great.
Kawibiker
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,924
Points:363,835
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:04:32 AM

new tech will take awhile.. hope they can get something going.. but no matter what they do, it will all come at a price.. either in their product, or how to refuel it or recharge it. or the cost up front for the car that has the new tech.. go motorcycling.. it is cheaper.
Lizzylou
Champion Author Stockton

Posts:8,818
Points:2,357,285
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:53:13 AM

At what cost???
judgemobile
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:10,814
Points:3,222,425
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:52:27 AM

the Edsel did not succeed in popularity either.
Dailyrun
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:2,217
Points:434,915
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:52:11 AM

And that will be paid for by whom?
johnd900
Veteran Author Massachusetts

Posts:475
Points:192,305
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:49:53 AM

no comment
Post a reply Back to Topics