The plug-in hydrogen vehicle that didn't almost kill President Bush (i.e., the Ford Edge with HySeries Drive) is cruising around Vancouver, Canada as part of Ford's mission to showcase he world's first drivable fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle with plug-in capability. The hydrogen Edge is being displayed on the trip alongside what Ford calls the "most technologically advanced production vehicle," the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid.
In the middle of July, Ford started building the world's first hydrogen internal combustion engine vans for customer purchase. Yesterday, the company delivered the first of three H2ICE vans to Canada's Parliament in Ottawa. The E-450 shuttle vans feature a supercharged 6.8-liter V-10 engine and have near-zero emissions (out of the tailpipe, at least. The production of hydrogen is not so clean). Three gasoline-powered vans are being retired from service at the Parliament in exchange, and seven mo