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Green Overdrive Video: The Eco Water-Spraying Fiat Panda

Posted By Katie Fehrenbacher On October 8, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 1 Comment

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There’s only one of the Fiat’s fuel cell hybrid cars [2] in the world — called the Panda because of its cute, boxy frame — but for this week’s Green Overdrive video show [2], we got to take the Fiat Panda on a test drive around the streets of San Jose, Calif. The first thing that you notice when climbing into a Fiat Panda is that it sprays water underneath the car when it stops and starts, a byproduct of the fuel cell [3]. While Fiat won’t be producing the car for mass production anytime soon, the technology could be used in future fuel cell and EV [4] cars.

GREEN OVERDRIVE > [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/10/fiatpanda.jpg

[2] Fiat’s fuel cell hybrid cars: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/green-overdrive-the-fuel-cell-hybrid-fiat-panda-video/

[3] fuel cell: http://earth2tech.com/2010/02/22/10-fuel-cell-startups-hot-on-bloom-energy%E2%80%99s-trail/

[4] EV: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/green-overdrive-video-on-the-road-with-tesla-roadster-2-5/

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