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.

Explorer interior
  • Explorer interior
  • the interior of the fuel cell Explorer engineering mule

[Source: Steve Mertl / The Canadian Press]

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