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General Motors has revealed that it is still on-track to bring a hydrogen fuel-cell car to market, within the next three years.
Industry insiders had speculated that the imminent retirement of existing boss Larry Burns would lead to the fuel-cell program being mothballed, but according to new R&D chief Alan Taub, GM will continue with its development of the technology.
“Technology leadership is one of the pillars of the company,” said Taub. “That is going to remain, and it will probably be emphasised as part of the brand of GM.”
|Clipped from: GM Shrinks its Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Makes it Cheaper, More Durable : TreeHugger|
5th generation on the right. Photo: ABG
GM's Fifth Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell
On the left side of the photo above is the fuel cell stack from the hydrogen-powered GM Equinox (93kW of output) and on the right side you can see the new fifth generation GM fuel cell stack (93kW of output also). Even without looking at the technical specifications, it is pretty obvious that the next gen GM fuel cell is an improvement on the previous version ...
|Clipped from: GM - Technology - Fuel Efficient Car - Fuel Economy Car - Fuel Cell Car|
How Fuel Cells Work
A fuel cell harnesses the electricity created in the chemical reaction that occurs when hydrogen and oxygen are combined. Hundreds of fuel cells are "stacked" together, combining their electrical outputs into enough electricity to power a car.
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General Motors - Sequal - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
|Clipped from: Hydrogen + Oxygen = Fuel | Long Island Press|
Hydrogen + Oxygen = Fuel
THE BOTTOM LINE
Vehicles running on hydrogen use no petroleum and have zero tailpipe emissions Clean steam is the only thing that comes out the back of the car. But certain obstacles have to be overcome before hydrogen cars hit the market on a large scale like: improving battery life, lowering the market price and tweaking the technology. Hydrogen is difficult to make and the process sometimes requires fossil fuels. Some stations rely on waste hydrogen products from factories, instead of fossil fuels. Right now, there is no electric car that can go farther than 200 miles and all batteries have a limited lifetime.
- GM to Sell Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car By 2012 : Gas 2.0
- GM Shrinks its Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Makes it Cheaper, More Durable : TreeHugger
- GM - Technology - Fuel Efficient Car - Fuel Economy Car - Fuel Cell Car
- GM - Technology - Fuel Cells - How Fuel Cells Work
- YouTube - General Motors - Sequal - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
- Hydrogen + Oxygen = Fuel | Long Island Press
- Greenlings: Why choose a fuel cell or an internal combustion engine when using hydrogen? — Autoblog Green
- Honey, I shrunk the fuel cell! Next-gen GM hydrogen stack gets small — Autoblog Green
- GM says its future is in fuel cells - Hittin' The Road- msnbc.com