Team efforts to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market have gone truly worldwide. An announcement today from Daimler, Ford, and Nissan reveals that the three companies are going to work together on a "common fuel cell system" that should "speed up availability" of H2 vehicles at lower costs. The target is 2017, which is two years later than fuel cell vehicles should be arriving from Toyota, Hyundai and, yes, Nissan. Still, the positive spin on today's announcement is that the collaboration
Everett, Washington Toyota dealer Buzz Rodland has no plug-in cars to sell, but he has no doubt the future is electric. Toyota may behave as if the RAV4 EV never existed, but as a one-time member of the company's national dealer council, he knew about the cars. He nagged until he received one. "My sales pitch was I would evaluate it in cold weather," he said.
For those of you in need of electric transportation and with a large family, or a lot of friends, Global Electric Motorcars, a DaimlerChrysler company, is launching production of an all-new six passenger electric vehicle, to join its lineup of two and four passenger versions. GEM is the top-selling street-legal all-electric vehicle in the United States, and the company is expending its operations, with new distributors in Western Europe. While these might be zero-emission vehicles in the strict