Tuesday, May 22, 2007

GM Fuel Cell SUVs Go 300 Miles

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, General Motors Corporation set a new world record last week when their Sequel SUV fuel-cell vehicles were each driven 300 miles on public road using only one tank of hydrogen. The point of the drive was to prove that the vehicle was ready for the public, and that it could travel long distances without problems. "This is a very significant event to us," notes Larry Burns, Vice President of Research, Development and Planning. "Our goal was to go 300 miles because that is what our customers tell us they need. This is a vehicle that can carry four or five passengers, but this is also a vehicle that emits just water. We are in the infancy of a whole new automobile." The test came just one day after President George W. Bush announced his plans to increase vehicle fuel-economy standards by the end of 2008.

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