Norway Hydrogen Station Explodes, Toyota And Hyundai Halt Sales

Norway hydrogen station explodes, Toyota and Hyundai halt sales

A hydrogen station in Norway experienced an explosion on Monday, and the company who runs the station has since shut down 10 other hydrogen stations, according to several local sources. The station was in a suburb of the country's capital of Oslo. As of now, Nel Hydrogen (company who supplied the hydrogen and equipment) doesn't have an official explanation for the cause of the explosion. Reports from Norwegian outlets still don't specify or speculate as to the reasoning. There were no injuries or deaths that were a direct result of the explosion, but two people were taken to the hospital after the force of the blast caused the airbags to deploy in their car nearby.

In response to the incident, both Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their hydrogen-powered cars in Norway. The stations that Nel Hydrogen shut down are located across both Norway and other countries in Europe. For some context on the ownership of this station, Nel Hydrogen and Uno X (traditional fueling station company) have a joint agreement in operating that particular location. Due to some of the few stations being shut down across several countries, folks with hydrogen cars don't have many options for filling their cars at the moment.

April Fools' Day Brings Jeep Sedan, Hyundai N Roadster, Toyota Yaris Pickup And More

April Fools' Day brings Jeep Sedan, Hyundai N Roadster, Toyota Yaris pickup and more

There is one day out of the year when public relations professionals have permission to lie to journalists and to the public: April Fools' Day. Manufacturers release details about wild, weird and wacky new technology, concept vehicles and services. Some take it to obvious outlandish extremes (Jeep Sedan anybody?), while others plot to mislead with products that are just outside the realm of possibility. Check out all the "jokes" below.

BMW Motorrad

BMW doesn't want to exclude anybody from experiencing the thrill of high-level racing, so it is introducing 'iRace" autonomous programming on its S 1000 RR sport bike. It includes beginner, sportsman, advanced and unlimited driving modes, and stores GPS information for all Superbike world championship tracks.

Hyundai

Toyota Prius Vs Hyundai Ioniq And Kia Niro

Toyota Prius Vs Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro In Battle Of The HybridsWith the European market increasingly turning its back on diesel, hybrid models are gaining more and more traction, but which one is the best?

The car that has made its name a synonym with the term “hybrid” is the Toyota Prius, which is currently in its fourth generation, though now it has to face an ever-increasing number of rivals, such as the Hyundai Ioniq and the Kia Niro.

Hyundai In Shock As Toyota Camry Wins 2013 Korea Car Of The Year Award

Toyota CamryUntil recently, South Korea had a taxing policy that made importing cars nigh impossible. It was a means to protect its homegrown automakers, of course, i.e. Hyundai and Kia, from foreign competition.

Toyota, for one, only entered the South Korean market in 2010. In 2011, it managed to shift 5,020 vehicles. Last year, it more than doubled that number, to 10,795 and, despite the strong competition from German rivals, increased its market share from 4.78 to 8.25 percent.

Its biggest victory, though, came a few days ago when the Camry mid-size family sedan won the 2013 “Korea Car of the Year” award.