This week, Maryland congressman Steny Hoyer drove the HydrogGen3, a fuel cell
vehicle based GM's Opel Zafira (a regular Zafira is pictured). The test drive at the Walker Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealers
in Bowie, Maryland, is the spearhead to Hoyer's plans to introduce the PROGRESS Act in Congress. The comprehensive energy bill, among its provisions, would establish a National Energy Security Commission and advocate rail transportation. Hoyer states that current federal energy polices based on more oil-drilling are "short-sighted" and only by embracing new technologies and alternative fuels
at a national level can the U.S. achieve energy independence.