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teafortwo

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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
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:35:33 AM

Good, I want to drive a Toyota-priced BMW.
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carolfitz4438
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:53:25 AM

Exciting
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:21:57 AM

Alrighty then
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NHLiveFree
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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.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:15:59 PM


Interesting.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:03:56 PM

Impressive.
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:42:57 PM

No tellin' what fuel cells will be made from.
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Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:05:50 PM

Sounds like they will be gasoline free
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oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:18:45 PM

Let's see if this concept is successful in the long run.
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:59:11 PM

Let's wait and see.
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gasrat6083
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:42:13 AM

We'll see.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:39:36 AM

great
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mmcentire
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:20:23 AM

2020? wow!
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drakeman70
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:37:09 AM

well see if it is feasible on a commercial scale.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:27:52 AM

good, keep it in germany
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:58:48 AM

Wonderful.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:16:55 AM

Good, if the prices are reasonable, it will be successful
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:14:07 AM

so what
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:00:50 AM

good for them
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:51:12 AM

this will be the future ..............
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:35:10 AM

Interesting technology, hope it can work in large scale.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:49:11 AM

Fuel cells can be sold anywhere.
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SUPERSTEVIEO
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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?
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:09:57 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:48:59 AM

this technology has been on the horizon for some time .........
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:02:55 AM



Interesting collaboration between major players in transportation.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:53:06 AM

nice to work together
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:52:07 AM

I wonder if this technology will ever take off.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:17:16 AM

Should save them money on development.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:15:05 AM

Good!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:51:10 AM

ok
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:34:08 AM

East meets west. We'll see how this plays out.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:20:53 AM

won't have these answers for m any years
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teamsimons
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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?
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:16:04 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:15:28 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:14:32 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:13:53 AM

I will not have to worry about this.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:13:13 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:59 AM


OK











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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:12:45 AM

I like having options.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:41 AM

Boy I hope the BMW version stops
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:08:52 AM

These two will do it right! Can't wait.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:08:13 AM

great
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:06:05 AM

I'm hanging in for hydrogen fuel cells.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:05:48 AM

Great.
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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.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:53:13 AM

At what cost???
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:52:27 AM

the Edsel did not succeed in popularity either.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:52:11 AM

And that will be paid for by whom?
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