October 18, 2006
Ford and BP open hydrogen station in Michigan
Taylor, Michigan – The Ford Motor Company, BP and the City of Taylor, Michigan have opened a new hydrogen station that will fuel a fleet of Ford Focus fuel cell vehicles.
“The opening of this station represents a step forward for hydrogen as a motor fuel,” says Gerhard Schmidt, vice president, research & advanced engineering, Ford Motor Company. “We have made much progress in hydrogen propulsion over the past 15 years and this is another excellent milestone to commemorate.”
The city is using four of the Focus vehicles as full-time city vehicles. Ford currently has a fleet of 30 hydrogen-powered Focus fuel cell vehicles on the road as part of a worldwide, seven-city program to conduct real-world testing of fuel cell technology.