GM’s Project Driveway: Public Fuel Cell testing

Posted By on November 24, 2007

Project Driveway
Since I’m on the Fuel Cell topic (yesterday’s post), I’ll include a news brief below from the weekly PBS program Motorweek in regards to General Motors “Project Driveway.” This large scale test of GM’s Equinox Fuel Cell technology announced in September will proved over 100 free Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles to gain from real customer experiences. The variety of drivers in differing driving environments will operate these vehicles and refuel with hydrogen in three geographic areas: California, the New York metropolitan area and Washington D.C. and provide data back to General Motors. Larry Burns, GM vice president, research and development and strategic planning commented that “The Equinox Fuel Cell is powered by GM’s most advanced fuel cell propulsion system to date, and demonstrates an important milestone on our pathway to automotive-competitive fuel cell propulsion technology development.” Personally I would like to see an American automotive company at least take a leadership position in getting at least ‘one’ good alternative energy vehicle to market. So far I see hybrid technology leadership in Japan and diesel from Europe … can U.S. manufacturers take a leadership position with fuel cells?

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