Wednesday, November 29, 2006

GM Makes Pitch For Fuel Cells at LA Auto Show.

Rick Wagoner is in Los Angeles today, pinning GM's hopes on fuel cells and other alternative technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM estimates that it will be 2013 before fuel cell vehicles hit the market in any kind of volume, and that numerous obstacles to the rollout remain, not the least of which is GM's enormous debt which will hamper its ability to fund R&D, and the lack of hydrogen fueling stations which will be a major impediment to consumer demand.

There is a pretty good write-up of DOE's position on fuel cells on, which claims that the government plans 40 hydrogen refueling stations in Los Angeles by 2015.

GM Hopes Engine of Future Sells Cars Now [Wall Street Journal]

The hydrogen economy's nitty-gritty details explained by the DOE [autobloggreen]