General Motors has been testing a fleet of fuel cell vehicles since 2007 when the automaker launched its 119-vehicle Project Driveway program – and one of its Chevy Equinox hydrogen vehicles just passed a milestone by logging 100,000 miles of real-world driving! To date, GM’s fuel cell test fleet has accumulated nearly 3 million miles – more than any other automaker.
“The Fuel Cell Equinox is an attention-getter everywhere I go,” stated Todd Goldstein from General Motor’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Program. “The people who ask me about it are very enthusiastic about the technology.” Goldstein routinely drives the vehicle between the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance and outlying communities of Oxnard, Santa Clarita, Victorville, Palm Springs and San Diego.
General Motors has yet to announce when consumers will be able to buy a fuel cell vehicle, but earlier this year the automaker announced a joint partnership with Honda to co-develop next-generation fuel cell systems and hydrogen storage technologies by the year 2020.