in all the alternative energy fields these days. They just had a
(or a small one depending on how you figure it) about plug-in
and said these PHEVs should be ready in
. Ford was also proud of its
racer, powered by a hydrogen
. Aside from
, what's left? hydrogen-powered ICEs. And guess what? Ford recently said this engine, which has been tested for a while in E-450 Hydrogen shuttle buses, will soon be ready for customers. It was almost
exactly one year ago today
that Ford announced it would start selling these shuttles.
Ford started making the H2ICE shuttles last summer, and they don't come cheap - $250,000 is the going rate - but they have a much cleaner tailpipe than cheaper gasoline-powered buses; they get better mileage, too. iTWire writer WIlliam Atkins doesn't give us a lot of details in his article on Ford's
engine plans, just that "Ford hopes to begin mass production of these vehicles for the U.S. driving public." That leaves us with more questions than hope, if you ask me.
[Source: iTWire / William Atkins]