Federal Government Unveils Hydrogen-Car System

November 12, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has released a roadmap for putting fuel cells in the nation's cars and trucks, further committing the US to a hydrogen-based transportation system. The roadmap outlines the research, development, demonstration, codes and standards, and education efforts necessary to lead the nation to a clean and sustainable energy future, according to the Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC) and the nation's leading car and oil companies who began work one year ago on a "National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap."

"Creating the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle of the future presents complex technical challenges," Abraham said. "Overcoming them will take an intensive and equally complex effort, but it will be worth it because the stakes really are so high."