Vancouver, British Columbia – The Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle debuted in Vancouver yesterday at Globe 2008’s Auto Future Tech Summit. General Motors’ Canadian engineering centre in Ontario is currently building the Equinox fuel cell vehicles as part of the world’s largest fuel cell vehicle fleet.
“Fuel cells and the electrification of the vehicle have the potential to literally change the way the world drives,” said Beth Lowery, GM vice president, environment, energy and safety policy. “The Equinox fuel cell uses no petroleum, has zero emissions and the only thing coming out of the tailpipe is water.”
The Equinox is being tested through “Project Driveway”, where a variety of drivers in different driving environments will operate the vehicles in California, the New York metropolitan area, and in Washington, D.C., three geographic areas where hydrogen refuelling is feasible.