The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has taken delivery of a Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell electric vehicle, adding to its fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has taken delivery of a Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell electric vehicle, adding to its fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. . Click image to enlarge

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has taken delivery of a Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell electric vehicle, adding to its fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. The vehicle is part of Chevrolet’s “Project Driveway”, a market test helping to bring fuel cell electric vehicle technology to market.

For the next six months, DOE employees will use the Equinox to conduct day-to-day business, while sharing real-world performance data. The program has placed more than 100 similar vehicles with a variety of drivers in Southern California, metropolitan New York, and Washington, D.C.

“We’re pleased to have the DOE join in this important endeavour to speed advanced technologies to consumers,” said Cheryl Catton, general director, Chevrolet Marketing. “The DOE’s participation illustrates the value of industry and government working together to provide solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The findings from all of our Project Driveway participants will help us define our product and market introduction plans for fuel cell electric vehicles.”

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