Hydrogen is hot; we haven’t heard this much about number one on the periodic table since the Hindenburg blew. Shortly after BMW announced plans to market a test fleet of hydrogen-powered 7-series sedans, General Motors followed suit in a big way. In the fall of 2007, the General will release over 100 of these fuel-cell-powered Chevrolet Equinoxes to select customers in California, New York, and Washington, D.C. in a plan dubbed “Project Driveway.”
The vehicles will be loaded up with a long list of safety features including side curtain air bags and stability control, and are fully functional, real-world performers engineered to last for 50,000 miles. The car is being shown at the L.A. auto show, and in September, GM also announced that the GM Sequel concept–first shown at the 2005 Detroit auto show–will wear a Chevrolet badge. All of this, and the Camaro will go into production? Times might be getting better at Chevy sooner than some of us think.