A while back I wanted to do a post about John’s July 2006 report on a prototype GM vehicle that runs on hydrogen and emits water. I didn’t get to it at the time, though, because I was having some problems saving pictures from the CNN video. However, I’ve got the kinks worked out and here is an opening shot of that report:
John says it is “a car whose maker says you could actually drink the exhaust liquid…[and it will] will drive you very far on zero, zero gasoline.”
Adjust the air conditioning with the click of a mouse.
Shift it with the push of a button from park into drive.
Room for a family and a range, 300 miles, similar to most gasoline-powered options on the road today.
Brakes and steering are electrical, wired to a computer, replacing the mechanical systems that have been in cars since the beginning.
And when will these remarkable vehciles be available? Oh, in probably 10 years or so, says John.
Some of the drawbacks? How about the sticker price of a Ferarri (yikes!) as well as “cutting the cost of the hydrogen storage system and fuel cells.”
In addition, GM has to “work with energy companies and governments to establish codes and standards and to make the fuel available.”
Oh, the perks of being a Chief National Correspondent!