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Automotive X Prize: And the winners are... (spoiler alert)

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X Prize: And the winners are ...

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: Finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Need a chauffer? How about one driving the Nissan X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle?

To go along with the test drives that Nissan already allows in Japan, they will be allowing the use of their X-Trail hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as chauffeur-driven hired-car vehicles. According to this article, the vehicle's fuel cell, batteries and motor provide similar performance to their gasoline counterparts, minus the emissions. As all of you probably know, the fuel cell creates electricity which charges the battery, making this an electric vehicle.

Nissan's X-Trail highlights hydrogen fuel cell development

Nissan’s hydrogen fuel cell laboratory-on-wheels is the FCV X-Trail, and the vehicle’s latest iteration highlights the company’s 10-year-long commitment to the hail mary pass of automotive emissions technology. Nissan developed the fuel stack for the newest X-Trail inhouse. It’s smaller, lighter and develops 120 hp, which is a significant 35 hp more than the 2003 FCV X-Trail.