Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has become the newest partner in Chevrolet’s Project Driveway, the first and largest market test designed to speed hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles to the consumer marketplace.

Over the next six months, the USDA will use a Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle to transport staff in Washington, while providing real-world performance feedback to General Motors. The vehicle is fuelled completely by hydrogen, with zero emissions of greenhouse gases.

“With each partner that participates in Project Driveway, we gain valuable insight on this important advanced automotive technology that may not have been identified in our internal test mechanisms,” said Keith Cole, director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Environment for GM. “The USDA will built on our year of findings through this innovative market test, and further demonstrate the need to develop a hydrogen infrastructure to support fuelling these vehicles.”

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