Ford to offer hydrogen ICE shuttle buses to customers this year

Ford's gone and done it. The company announced yesterday that they would be the first in the world to offer customers hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles. The H2ICE (Ford's name for the hydrogen ICE) will be a supercharged 6.8-liter V-10 that powers E-450 shuttle buses and will be available later this year. The company's assembly line started rolling yesterday to get the buses ready. Ford's announcement says that the H2ICE "can also be easily hybridized for further gains in fuel efficiency" but doesn't say that these hybrids will be made available. Ford and BMW are the only two major automakers seriously working on hydrogen ICE technology.
[Source: Ford Motor Company, hat tip to Alexander Drummond]

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