July 18, 2006
Ford launches production of hydrogen-powered engines for delivery to customers
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced it will be the world’s first automaker to deliver a dedicated hydrogen internal combustion engine-powered vehicle to commercial customers later this year. The dedicated supercharged hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engines will be used in E-450 shuttle buses.
The buses are scheduled to be delivered to fleet customers later this year, first in Florida and then in other locations across North America. The 6.8-litre V10 is specially prepared to burn hydrogen, but is based on the same modular engine used in other Ford products.