At the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford will be showing off six of the vehicles they are developing in an attempt to be more environmentally friendly. Along with the PZEV Fusion and clean diesel Super-Duty pickup trucks, they will unveil a fuel cell powered Explorer. The Explorer was built as part of demonstration project funded by the Department of Energy, and has already accumulated over 17,000 miles of testing in less than one year.
The truck has also set a world record for fuel cell vehicles by running 1,556 miles in a 24 hour period at the Ford Dearborn Proving Ground. The center tunnel space normally occupied by the six speed automatic transmission, is now occupied by an extra large fuel tank that allows it get a 350 mile range. All wheel drive is still used and six passenger seating is still in place.