For a vehicle that isn't for sale, Ford's
sure getting a lot of mileage out of the HySeries Edge
. As we mentioned last week, the car is spending some time up in Canada
, and the Canadian press is enjoying a bit of face time with the hydrogen-loving prototype. Mujeeb Ijaz, Ford's manager of fuel-cell vehicle engineering, is giving interviews where he says that consumers will eventually flock to hydrogen vehicles
because they give the same performance as today's vehicles, but until hydrogen
is a reality it'll be plug-in hybrids
will be the right interim solution.
"So I think that's a second type of market, maybe the first commercially viable market because it's got the greatest pull from the customer's point of view," Ijaz told Steve Mertl of The Canadian Press. A major automaker promoting PHEVs is exactly what a lot of green car
advocates want to hear. We'll see when Ford finally lets us buy one.