July 7, 2013

Green Thinking

GM, Honda team for fuel-cell innovations; diesel a Ram option


GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky stands with fuel-cell cars from GM and Honda. (General Motors / Honda)

Partnering on fuel cells
General Motors and Honda are joining forces to develop hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The two companies say they plan to develop new hydrogen storage and fuel-cell technologies by 2020. GM and Honda already have more than 1,200 fuel-cell patents between them, and both companies have experimental-vehicle fleets. Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan announced a similar plan to collaborate on hydrogen vehicles earlier this year.
The Associated Press



Ram to get diesel engine
Chrysler is adding a diesel engine to its Ram pickup lineup. The company is promising the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup in the U.S. Chrysler says the six-cylinder diesel Ram 1500 would get better mileage than the 25 mpg that the current gas-powered V-6 gets on the highway. The 2014 Ram will be the only light-duty diesel pickup on the market, Chrysler says.
The Associated Press


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