GM and the EPA may be at loggerheads over certification on the 2010 Chevrolet Volt, but that doesn’t mean they can’t cooperate elsewhere. For the next six months, EPA employees will be fleet-testing the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.
The program is part of GM’s larger initiative called Project Driveway, through which it is giving customers in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. a chance to test out the hydrogen vehicles free of charge. We drove one, and found it felt remarkably like a regular Chevy Equinox (that’s a good thing). This is the second generation of GM hydrogen vehicles the EPA is testing. GM said the tests help it determine what it will take to sells the vehicles to the masses. In the near term, GM plans to expand the real-world testing to European and Asian markets.