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Need any more proof that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are getting another shot in the arm in the U.S.? Take a look at the fall and rise of the Senate Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus.

GM next generation and current fuel cell stacks – Click above for high-res image gallery

Now that over a million miles have been put on the 100+ Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell vehicles that make up Project Driveway, GM is changing the focus from individual customer test drives to business fleets. As Green Car Advisor points out, the shift makes sense, since it's almost a given that fleets will be the first real users of production fuel cell vehicles. Learning how fleet drivers will use them makes more sense than how easy it will be for Joe V6-pack to make the change to hydrogen cars. O

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Not that we really expect to hear anything different from GM, but even with the company's most vocal hydrogen proponent Larry Burns set to retire, The General is sticking to the line that it is committed to bringing H2 vehicles to market. Beth Lowery, GM vice president of environment, energy and safety policy, posted to the GM Fastlane a few follow-ups to her recent webchat and directly addressed the hydrogen question:

One of the most public proponents of hydrogen-powered vehicles at GM, Larry Burns, will announce that he is retiring soon, according to the Detroit Free Press. Burns has worked at GM for 40 years, and currently serves as vice president of research, development and strategic planning there. He spoke to AutoblogGreen many, many times about the need for more investment in H2-powered vehicles. He was also the lead GM representative at the PUMA launch earlier this year. Even though the Freep says tha

Click above for more shots of the GM HydroGen4 fuel cell Equinox

click on the image for a high-res gallery of the fuel cell E-Flex platform

General Motors chairman Rick Wagoner will be making a speech this Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show and is expected to make some announcements about upcoming alternative fuel vehicles the company is working on. Apparently Wagoner isn't expected to discuss details or unveil actual vehicles, but will instead outline GM's plans and strategy for rolling out new hybrids, electric vehicles and hydrogen vehicles over the next few years. The series hybrid that they are developing along with the new

GM's hydrogen-powered HyWire is not your typical car. All controls are in the steering "wheel" and the chassis is easily changeable. It's only a concept car, but the BBC Prime show Top Gear took the only HyWire in existence for a bit of a test drive recently. The test drive is kind of cool to watch (which you can do over on YouTube). Top Gear correspondent James May takes the car out about a minute into the video (the first minute is dedicated to the Mazda RX 8). The HyWire is not a new concept

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