As we wrote on April Fool's Day (but wasn't a joke), GM's
vice president for research & development and planning, Larry Burns, delivered a speech at the National Hydrogen Association conference highlighting his GM's bullish stance on hydrogen cars
. Reuters spoke to Burns about his speech and learned of the General's plans to have 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell
vehicles driving in California between 2012 and 2014. Through Project Driveway
, GM already has around 60 fuel cell Equinoxes
in SoCal, and Burns told Reuters
that "The next logical play for us is to take that up to a car scale of about 1,000," with mainstream acceptance and financial viability of hydrogen cars
following in 2017 or 2018. We'll see.