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CNNMoney: Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles join the Armyupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 08:33:00

The United States Army is looking at hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, hoping that sometime in the near future they'll play some important military roles, maybe even on the battlefield.

Fortune: Mercedes-Benz tilts towards the Eastupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 13:40:00

For General Motors, the change came last year -- China passed the U.S. as the automaker's single largest market. For Mercedes, that time is fast approaching -- and when it does, it will be far more consequential.

Super-stealth sub powered by fuel cellupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 05:48:00

It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals.

Riding a stealth hybrid subupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 05:48:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen rides on one of the most advanced non-nuclear submarines in the world.

Fortune: Toyota's Tesla stake heats up the electric car raceupdated: Fri May 21 2010 16:42:00

Toyota's announcement that it is making a $50 million investment in upstart electric car maker Tesla got the auto industry's attention this week.

Could we soon be staying in floating hotels in the future?updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 12:25:00

We could one day be spending our holidays in a gigantic vertical airship that floats thousands of meters above ground if a design concept becomes reality.

Future of safety in travelupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 12:25:00

Nick Talbot of travel design firm Seymourpowell explains the role safety has in design now, compared to when the Concorde was first launched.

Horizon to show home fuel cell technology that charges gadgetsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 10:59:00

The route to clean energy is through small gadgets, according to fuel cell company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.

Fortune: The hydrogen car fights backupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 08:59:00

The "Valley of Death," in auto-industry-speak, is a metaphorical desert where emerging technologies reside while car executives figure out which of the experiments ought to make their way into actual cars.

Building an eco-houseupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 05:18:00

Building an eco-home on a budget means hard decisions, says one Japanese family. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Top green gadgetsupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 05:18:00

What green gadgets are worth splashing out for?

New 'Urban Car' claims to slash CO2 emissions by two thirdsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 22:26:00

A former motor-racing engineer has unveiled a prototype of a new hydrogen-powered city car which claims to emit less than one third of the carbon emissions produced by its nearest rival.

UK's new hydrogen carupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 22:26:00

A prototype hydrogen-powered 'urban car' promises to be one of the most environmentally-friendly cars.

Electric cars move closer to your garageupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 01:01:00

At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and MINI showed the world what electric vehicles of the future will look like. And the future of driving looks fun.

The cars of the future are here nowupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:17:00

For a century the gasoline engine has remained largely unchallenged, seeing off all pretenders to its crown. But with concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and a host of new contenders looming large in the rear view mirror, is the gasoline-fueled automobile due to be overtaken by a fleet of cleaner, leaner rivals?

Florida airport tests hydrogen enginesupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 13:12:00

Some Florida amusement park visitors may enjoy space-themed roller-coasters, but the first vehicle they board at Orlando International Airport may be the most futuristic ride of their vacation.

Fortune: GM: Death of an American dreamupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 16:32:00

Back in 2004, when it was still relatively flush, General Motors invited automotive journalists to the South of France for a three-day "global product seminar." The idea was that writers like me would drive new cars, consume loads of free food and wine, pal around with executives, and develop favorable opinions about GM.

Fortune: (Distributed) power to the peopleupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 23:02:00

Starwood's Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, Verizon's call center on Long Island, the Sierra Nevada brewery in northern California and a Whole Foods Market in Connecticut have little in common except this - all are powered by fuel cells that turn hydrogen into electricity, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers to Test Hydrogen Car Prototypesupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 18:00:00

Automakers such as GM, Honda Motor Co. and BMW AG are putting several hundred hydrogen vehicles into suburban garages, in cities and on the highway to see how they fare in day-to-day drivin

FSB: BlackLight's physics-defying promise: Cheap power from waterupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 14:20:00

Imagine being able to convert water into a boundless source of cheap energy. That's what BlackLight Power, a 25-employee firm in Cranbury, N.J., says it can do. The only problem: Most scientists say that company's technology violates the basic laws of physics.

Alternatives to 'distilled dinosaur juice'updated: Wed May 28 2008 12:35:00

At the dawn of the automobile age, gasoline was the up-and-coming "alternative fuel" -- vying with electric batteries and steam power.

CNNMoney: Gas engines: Here to stayupdated: Sun May 04 2008 16:19:00

Despite all the hype for electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells, experts say we'd better get used to pumping gas, but we can look forward to much better fuel economy down the road.

CNNMoney: Top tips: stimulus check, credit score and gasupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 17:15:00

Gerri Willis answers reader's questions.

Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energyupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:24:00

Iceland may be best known for world-famous musical export Bjork but there's a new star quickly gaining this island nation worldwide acclaim -- clean energy.

Driving Icelandupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:24:00

CNN's Peggy Mihelich reports on Iceland's efforts to move away from fossil fuels.

Fortune: Inside Honda's brainupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 05:46:00

As the lighting dims in the auditorium of California's Computer History Museum, a four-foot-tall robot, Asimo, strolls onto the stage. "Hello, Tiffany," Asimo greets its human assistant, in a voice slightly too flat to be human. "It's nice to see you." After a little more chitchat - Asimo, a polite sort, is thrilled to be in San Jose - the robot shows off some tricks. It balances on one foot, kicks a soccer ball, sidesteps in two directions, and climbs up and down stairs. For its final stunt, Asimo jogs around the stage, legs churning and arms pumping, leaving the ground between each stride - just the way a human would.

CNNMoney: BP, GM see hydrogen in their futureupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 07:50:00

Top executives of BP and General Motors Corp., two of the world's largest corporations, outlined on Tuesday their visions for the future of renewable energy.

The future of transport: Your viewsupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 10:41:00

What is the future of transport? What role will cars play? What will we use to get around? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best ones here.

Automotive dreams in the queueupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 13:14:00

In our lifetime we will witness the age of 100 mile-per gallon cars, lifetime headlights and taillights, streaming entertainment and information content, and cars that drive themselves. Actually, all this will be here a lot sooner than you think -- within the next few years.

CNNMoney: At Frankfurt Motor Show carmakers emphasize low emissionsupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:09:00

The world's automakers will try to win customers over with more environmentally friendly cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week as they tout new vehicles with hybrid propulsion and more advanced, cleaner engines.

Hydrogen-bombing down the trackupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 00:28:00

There's something disconcerting about driving a high-speed oval for the first time, and it's easy to identify: As you approach either of the steeply banked turns, you don't slow down.

GM takes step toward fuel-cell carupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 07:37:00

General Motors is shifting about 500 engineers within the company with the aim of having the first fuel-cell-powered car on the market as soon as 2010, according to published reports.

Fortune: 10 green giantsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 14:41:00

These companies have gone beyond what the law requires to operate in an environmentally responsible way.

Business 2.0: Steering for Tomorrowupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 12:22:00

"It's the car of the future that you can drive today!" says the BMW executive delivering to me a Hydrogen 7, the first hydrogen-powered luxury vehicle in the world. Or, rather, I could drive it tod...

Carmakers rush to jump on green bandwagonupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 12:43:00

There was a distinctly green theme at this year's Geneva motor show, as manufacturers battled to prove their environmental credentials in a world that is increasingly concerned with the environment and man's effect on it.

Business 2.0: Here Comes the Sunupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 17:08:00

There's a missile-bunker vibe you get when walking into Solaicx, a Silicon Valley startup that manufactures the silicon wafers that are the building blocks of solar panels.

Green is the wordupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 11:39:00

The major theme of this year's early motor shows in Detroit and Los Angeles confirmed that "green" cars are finally credible in the U.S., in the wake of increased awareness of climate change and continued high fuel prices.

Business 2.0: Spinning Straw into Black Goldupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 12:27:00

Every oil company likes to claim it's really in the energy business. But at Chevron, chief technology officer Don Paul is seriously thinking about the day the petroleum wells run dry. The first way...

Fortune: Motown's top modelsupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 08:43:00

The dirty little secret of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is that the car manufacturers closely gauge media and crowd reactions to the concepts they unveil. The more we (you)...

Business 2.0: 8 Technologies for a Green Futureupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

The planet's most pressing environmental problems—global warming, energy shortages, overfishing, pollution—may seem just too big to be solved with today's technology. But don't despair: A lot of br...

GM: The new green carmaker?updated: Fri Dec 01 2006 12:24:00

The belief that General Motors has all the environmental sensitivity of a panda fur wholesaler has been widespread for a long time.

Business 2.0: How Chevron spins black goldupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 14:27:00

Every oil company likes to claim it's really in the energy business. But at Chevron, chief technology officer Don Paul is seriously thinking about the day the petroleum wells run dry. The first way we'll cope, he says, is by extracting usable fuel out of tar sands, oil shale, and coal.

Business 2.0: BMW steps on (the hydrogen) gasupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 18:39:00

It would be so easy to disparage the BMW Hydrogen 7, the world's first production-ready hydrogen car and a guaranteed showstopper when it's unveiled next month at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The end of the road for the car?updated: Fri Sep 22 2006 04:27:00

(CNN) -- It is almost 100 years since Henry Ford's young motoring company launched the Model-T, the car that "put America on wheels" and triggered a revolution in human mobility.

Fortune: The new fuel thingupdated: Wed Sep 20 2006 05:49:00

Stop. Reboot. Roll! In the future, that might be the most common advice from your friendly neighborhood gas jockey. Except he would be pumping hydrogen, not gas. And while your future car would loo...

CNNMoney: Coming soon: Hydrogen-powered BMWupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 09:00:00

BMW has announced that it will produce a limited number of hydrogen-powered luxury performance cars in 2007.

NASA scrubs shuttle launch, hopes for better luck Saturday updated: Fri Sep 08 2006 06:43:00

NASA scrubbed the much-delayed liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis on Friday amid concerns about a faulty sensor on the external fuel tank.

Your e-mails: Fueling Americaupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 16:18:00 asked users for their ideas on the best way to fuel America and break the country's dependence on fossil fuels, especially from foreign sources. Here is a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited:

Fortune: Potholes in the road to the futureupdated: Mon May 15 2006 10:11:00

Angry motorists, frightened politicians and three-dollar-a-gallon gasoline are stirring new interest in alternative kinds of vehicular transportation that don't weigh two-and-a-half tons and get 13 miles to the gallon.

Hybrid cars are so last centuryupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 12:37:00

Today's fuel efficiency trivia question: When was the first gas-electric hybrid car produced?

Business 2.0: Building a Better Batteryupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

Three years ago a scientist named Flaming Zhou built a new fuel-cell prototype in his garage. This month, with $500,000 in funding from German industrial giant Siemens, Zhou will unveil the technol...

CNNMoney: Test-driving the hydrogen futureupdated: Tue Nov 29 2005 15:38:00

The stubby Honda two-door cut through Manhattan traffic like a skateboard. It accelerated smoothly, braked quietly, and-best of all-consumed no gasoline and generated no greenhouse gases. Sticker price: upwards of $1 million.

CNNMoney: Driving the car of the future?updated: Wed Nov 02 2005 07:51:00

A lot may be riding on the compact Honda being leased by the Spallino family of Redondo Beach, Calif., for $500 a month.

CNNMoney: Debate over clean-car technologyupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 11:39:00

The debate over the best medium-term solution for cleaner cars looks set to lengthen as auto executives in Japan for the Tokyo auto show this week discussed more, not fewer, options for weaning cars off oil.

Fortune: Have Muffler, Will Travelupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 00:01:00

THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS OF THE MacArthur Fellowships, the "genius grants" announced last month, include a symphony conductor, an urban revitalization specialist, a rare-book preservationist, a fishe...

Business 2.0: Seven Technologies That Change Everythingupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00


CNNMoney: Power surgeupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 11:04:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - It's human nature: Some people see a bad situation and look for ways to profit from it. After all, greed and fear are the two key emotions that drive stocks.

Fortune: Fast-Forward to the Futureupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 00:01:00

THE END OF CANCER. FREEDOM from the tyranny of oil. A World Series for the Cubs. None of that is impossible. In preparing this survey, FORTUNE canvassed numerous scientists and other respect- ed th...

Eco-car more efficient than light bulbupdated: Mon Jul 04 2005 10:28:00

An eco-car that can travel the world using a fraction of the electricity it takes to power a light bulb has been unveiled by its British creators.

Business 2.0: Banking on the Wind and the Sunupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

Back in 1997, when I was a newspaper columnist, I declared, "Solar power is one of those things that's always just around the corner.... I'm here to tell you that widespread use of solar power is j...

House Resources chairman disses key provision of energy billupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 13:44:00

Shortly before the House began debate Wednesday on an energy bill aimed primarily at making the country less dependent on overseas oil, a House committee chairman involved in the legislation bluntly dismissed a key provision to boost the use of hydrogen fuels.

Bush renews call for Alaskan oil drilling as oil prices spikeupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 17:13:00

With oil prices nearing last year's record highs, President Bush renewed his call for Congress to authorize oil exploration in Alaska's largest wildlife refuge as part of a broader energy bill.

Fortune: THREE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY IN ENERGY STOCKSupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 00:01:00

We know what you're thinking: It's over. After a long run-up to $55 a barrel, oil prices have drifted back down to the low 40s. Prices may bounce around for a while--they always do. But buy energy ...

CNNMoney: Bush, oil batter clean energy stocksupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 11:07:00

Shares of alternative energy companies took a one-two punch this week when President Bush was re-elected and oil prices tumbled back near $49 a barrel.

Fortune: CLEAN FUEL THE BMW WAY updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

AS IF IT DIDN'T HAVE enough to do on its quest for bigness, BMW has also decided to reinvent the internal-combustion engine. For chairman Panke it is more than a diverting engineering exercise. He ...

London's big red buses go greenupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 05:53:00

London may be well known for its big red buses, but things are turning green on the city's streets.

Fortune: How to Kick the Oil Habit Gas prices are soaring, pipelines are burning, oil supplies are tight. Here are four updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 00:01:00

Every day brings another culprit. On Aug. 5 it was word that crude exports from Russia's massive Yukos Oil might be in jeopardy, as authorities there said they were once again freezing the company'...

Business 2.0: GE Sees the Light By learning to manage innovation, Jeffrey Immelt is remaking America's flagship industrial corporation into a updated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

In a lobby at the General Electric Complex known as the "House of Magic" sits a desk that belonged to GE founder Thomas Edison. There, under glass, are copies of his notebook papers with sketches o...

CNNMoney: Postal Service to use GM fuel cell vanupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 10:51:00

General Motors is promoting its fuel cell technology, announcing Wednesday a deal to lease a fuel cell minivan to the United States Postal Service.

CNNMoney: Don't get fueled againupdated: Mon May 24 2004 11:36:00

Everybody's talking about the high cost of oil and gas.

Fortune: PolyFuel ENERGYupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

Mountain View, Calif. Founded 2000

Fortune: Who's Afraid Of A New Product? Not W.L. Gore. It has mastered the art of storming completely different businesses.updated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

Picture this: Your company has created a successful product that accounts for the lion's share of the firm's revenues. But demand isn't going to grow forever. What do you do?

FSB: Your Next Rivals/Here Comes the Competition The winners of our first annual MBA business-plan contest have updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

If you think it's not a great time to start a business, you're right. Three years after the tech market crash left the sock puppet in the Goodwill bin, investors aren't exactly clamoring f...


On a rotating stage bathed in blue light, the vehicle looked otherworldly, like something from far in the future. It was called the Autonomy, and vaguely resembled a giant skateboard. The only feat...

FSB: Leroy Ohlsen, Founder, Neah Power Systems, Bothell, Wash. The race is on to power laptop PCs for a whole day on updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

In college Leroy Ohlsen was the kind of kid who watched Discovery Channel documentaries about fuel cells for fun. "I was watching this hydrogen-powered bus running around Vancouver, and a light bul...


Every job I ever had, people always seemed to want to think small," says Geoffrey Ballard by way of explaining why he went into business for himself. The 70-year-old Canadian engineer--whose effort...

Business 2.0: Mary Tolan's Modest Proposal A rising star at Accenture is advising Big Oil and the auto industry that they can revitalize the eupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

As the luncheon at the swank Miami resort begins, Mary Tolan takes a seat and braces herself. After weeks of frantic preparation, Tolan, a superstar at the big consulting firm Accenture, has just u...

Business 2.0: Look! Up In The Sky! It's A Flying Cell Phone Towerupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

Step inside the air-conditioned warehouses at AeroVironment in Simi Valley, Calif., and you might think you've stumbled onto the set of Mr. Wizard. Above the many cubicles and offices, dozens of ha...

Fortune: Gm Rethinks The Car--Completely GM doesn't merely want to build a clean, green car. It aims to make one that you'll actually wanupdated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

If you're willing to set aside for a moment the gigantic chicken-and-egg problem of where to get the hydrogen to run a new generation of efficient, nonpolluting hydrogen-powered cars, General Motor...

Fortune: A Wild Vision for Fuel-Cell Vehiclesupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

If you're willing to set aside the gigantic chicken-and-egg problem of where to get the hydrogen for a new generation of hydrogen-powered cars, then GM has a hell of a story to tell. The automaker ...

Fortune: The Coming Hydrogen Economy Fuel cells powered by hydrogen are about to hit the market. In time, they'll let us kiss the sheikhsupdated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

As far back as Jules Verne, visionaries have predicted that society will someday be utterly transformed by energy based on hydrogen. The lightweight gas, the most abundant element in the universe, ...

Fortune: Gearing Up To Make Fuel Cells To hasten the day of mass production for cars, manufacturers are getting the costs down by making updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

One of the most exciting technologies of the new millennium is about to move a few steps closer to the mass market. The technology is fuel cells, almost universally seen as an energy-conserving, lo...

Fortune: Why Is BMW Driving Itself Crazy? The Rover deal was a dog, but it didn't cure BMW's desire to be a big-league carmaker--even if updated: Mon Jun 26 2000 00:01:00

For the millions of Americans contentedly motoring around each day in their slick, well-engineered BMWs, it may come as a surprise that the proud Bavarian carmaker's latest attempt to conquer the w...

Fortune: Fuel Cells: They Bring Good Things to Life PLUG IT IN, PLUG IT INupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

In early 2000, a company called Plug Power charged out of obscurity (okay, upstate New York) into stock market stardom. Plug is developing something called a fuel cell, and there's talk that within...

Fortune: Reinventing the Wheel The cars of tomorrow--hybrids, natural gas-powered sports cars, and fuel cells--are here today.updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Maybe you think driving a car that runs on anything other than gas is as preposterous as the idea of an underpowered Ferrari or a nonsmoking supermodel. But if you don't believe we are at a scienti...

Fortune: The Automakers Big-Time Bet On Fuel Cells They're putting more than $1 billion into a promising power system. Daimler-Benz wantsupdated: Mon Mar 30 1998 00:01:00

Bright-eyed, his silver hair a little wild at the fringes, Dr. Ferdinand Panik, 56, clearly relishes piloting a very special Mercedes vehicle briskly past the apple orchards on the outskirts of Nab...

Fortune: THE 10,000-MPH AIRLINER Aviation stands on the threshold of a new giant leap: hypersonic flight. Aerospace and other companies aupdated: Mon Dec 08 1986 00:01:00

AROUND THE COUNTRY wind tunnels are rumbling, computers whirring, construction workers expanding test buildings. From NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia and Edwards Air Force Base in Southe...

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