VW still betting on hydrogen, adds 16 cars to U.S. test fleet

Although Volkswagen is known for its diesels, the German marque is glad to show that it's also a player on the fuel-cell battlefield. How? By shipping 16 fuel-cell Passat Lingyu sedans to the U.S. from China. The cars were brought to the California Fuel Cell Partnership facility in West Sacramento for long-term testing. Remarkably, VW shipped the somewhat "old" models, which are at least one year old. What's more, these cars had a few issues when they were tested by journalists, like shuddering acceleration. Well, at least VW can show that, like other automakers ( Toyota, for instance), it can keep its stake in hydrogen vehicle development, despite those DOE cuts.

[Source: Edmunds]

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