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In I attend a Chevrolet preview in and drove a blue and white crossover. Compared to any previous I had driven, it was incredibly smooth, and quiet. Only water came out of the tailpipe.

Of course, it a typical Equinox. It was one of General “Project Driveway” hydrogen cell-powered vehicles that being loaned to private for evaluation.

This turned out to be my preview of the Chevrolet Volt’s also. The electric systems are The only difference is the Volt electricity from batteries the Equinox created it on-board.

GM had been working on fuel vehicles since the early notably with the 1966 and a series of concepts during the ’90s and ’00s. GM launched Driveway in 2007 and has since nearly 3 million miles in a of 119 vehicles.

Honda also is deep in cell and electric car development.

It has 85 of the FCX and FCX Clarity, sleek sedans look like a scaled-up hybrid, since 2002. Jamie Lee Curtis famously one. A new model is planned for

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their combined experience, it sense for the two automakers to join to develop the next generation of cell technologies. That was announced July 2.

“This collaboration builds Honda and GM’s strengths as in hydrogen fuel cell said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and “We are convinced this is the best way to this important technology, has the potential to help reduce the on petroleum and establish sustainable

Takanobu Ito, president CEO of Motor Co. commented, “Among all emission technologies, fuel electric vehicles have a advantage with range and time that is as good as gasoline cars. Honda and GM are to accelerate the market penetration of ultimate clean mobility

How fuel cell technology

Fuel cell technology is new. It was used on the Apollo to the moon.

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The system converts to electricity, which drives an powertrain. The only exhaust is vapor. Of course, hydrogen has to be or created, and that is rarely a clean exercise.

Despite myths surrounding the hydrogen can be safely stored, and converted.

A big plus: We are never to run out of it.

Fuel cell vehicles up to 400 miles per tank and can be refueled in 3 While fuel cells not be the only way to power a car in the future, will become an alternative.

The barrier to our hydrogen future has to do with vehicle technology — are well down the road. The are in distribution.

Hydrogen is more to transport, and oil companies, despite wishes, are thoroughly entrenched in Let’s see how Honda and GM partner that one.

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