September 21, 2006
U.S. Army to take deliver of first Canadian-built GM Fuel Cell Vehicle
Detroit, Michigan – The U.S. Army will become the first customer for General Motor’s Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles. The vehicles are built at GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, with engineering performed at the company’s plant in Oshawa, Ontario.
GM will place the 100 vehicles with consumers in California, Washington, D.C. and the New York City metropolitan area. A variety of drivers, including individual consumers, will begin driving the vehicles in the fall of 2007. The fuel cell vehicle the Army will receive will enable a direct performance assessment of the technology.
The Equinox will be officially delivered by GM vice president Larry Burns to Army Major General Roger Nadeau at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.