Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
Almost Every Car Manufacturer Builds One

Much has been written about hydrogen powered vehicles or cars, and aircrafts. I think there hasn't been a car builder or manufacturer that isn’t involved in the study and production of hybrid cars.

Honda for one, with its FCX Clarity-Fuel Cell car. It is running in the U.S. and Japan and is now being supported with Honda's development of its new generation home solar hydrogen fueling station. It is certified under EPA-Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Honda Home Hydrogen Station

General Motors features its 100 fuel-cell-powered Equinox port-utility vehicles for loans to individuals and fleets. They started with a fleet of six HydroGen3 vehicles in Washington, D.C.

GM Hydrogen Equinox Sports Utility

BMW Hydrogen 7s since 2000. One of which, the 745h produces 184 horsepower and can achieve a top speed of 133 mph and cruising range of 190 miles.

Actor Wentworth Miller's BMW Hydrogen 7

Ford also features the E-450 shuttle bus and its Focus Fuel Cell (FCVs). FCV looks and drives like other Focus sedans, with its hybrid electric engine called a powertrain. Ford's also been experimenting on “Model U” SUV with a hydrogen internal-combustion engine.

Ford's Hydrogen E-450 Shuttle Bus
Ford's Focus Hydrogen Car

Daimler Chrysler's NECAR series fuel-cell vehicle starting in 1994. They now have more or less 100 vehicles in service around the world.

Daimler's NECAR Hydrogen Car
Daimler NECAR Hydrogen Car

Hyundai on the other hand produced few fuel-cell vehicles but more inclined on building hydrogen energy station.

Hyaundai's Hydrogen FCEV Car

May 2010 -- Toyota Motor Corp., is set to price its first retail hydrogen model at about $50,000. It has released 11 FCHVs have been leased in Japan and five in the U.S. for lease in 2002. And another eight units of its FCHV-BUS in time for 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. Those were used to transport visitors between the Nagakute and Seto areas.

Toyota Hydrogen FCHV Bus

Mercedes-Benz's 60 A-Class “F-Cell” automobiles in Germany, the US, Japan and Singapore during initial test phase.

Mercedes benz-f600 hydrogen fuel cell

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Sports Car. Uses an advanced H2GO (hydrogen on demand concept) system to produce hydrogen as the car needs it.

Ronn Motors Scorpion Hydrogen Sports Car

Riversimple in UK has announced plans to make 30 of its hydrogen powered cars available for lease to the public in Leicester, from spring 2012. The lease covers a 12-month trial.

The cars have a top speed of 50 miles per hour and can go 200 miles on one fill-up of hydrogen fuel.

Riversimple Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

In our featured news, there's the Hydrogen Railway Trains or hydrail, and the Hydrogen Aircraft of the past, present, and the futuristic hydrogen powered aircraft.

But with all the on the road featured hydrogen powered vehicles, the question still remains, why are we still using fossil fuel?

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