cars are cool. What can be cooler than a future filled with zero
emission vehicles that outperform today's vehicles? Hydrogen cars
come in two basic varieties, fuel cell vehicles and internal combustion
engine (ICE) vehicles.
BMW Hydrogen 7
regards to the ICE hydrogen cars, both BMW and Mazda have
big plans to release a production-ready car within the next
is that? In fact, BMW has announced that it will be leasing its
Hydrogen 7 automobile in the first quarter of 2007 to select lessees
in the U. S. and Germany. On the racing front, the BMW
H2R racecar has set 9 land-speed records while running on
other plans. In 2008, Mazda has talked about offering up its RX-8
Renesis rotary engine car for sale in showrooms. Both the Mazda
RX-8 and the BMW Hydrogen 7 are dual-fuel vehicles, able to run
either on gasoline or hydrogen with the press of a button.
even cooler hydrogen car is the Ford
Super Chief Truck, which is a tri-fuel vehicle. This technological
wonder can run on gasoline, E85 or hydrogen gas. Of course, the
Super Chief is also a concept car
that will never see the light of a showroom floor, but when you're
talking about cool cars, the Superchief
is one of the hottest around.
aren't the only cool hydrogen cars. There are many others that
have been shown to the public over the past 5 - 6 years as well.
In fact, all of the major automotive manufacturers have demonstrated
one or more hydrogen cars to the public. Besides the Super Chief
Ford also has the Focus FCV, which they are currently testing
the U. S. and Europe.
has several hydrogen cars including the Hy-wire concept car and
the Sequel concept minivan, which is perhaps the most technologically
advanced of all of GM's hydrogen cars. Honda is credited with
being the first car company to lease a hydrogen car to a consumer
as they leased the FCX to a family in Redondo Beach, California.
out of all of the auto manufacturers, DaimlerChrysler has the
most hydrogen cars on the road for testing and as lease vehicles.
The DaimlerChrysler F-Cell and Hygenius are two examples of cool
hydrogen cars that are racking up the test miles on the road.
FCHV SUV is both a hydrogen vehicle and a hybrid as the automaker
is banking on this combination of technology leading the way for
years to come.
you think of cool cars, you have to think hydrogen. It's clean,
its green and it's the future.