Vauxhall Plan To Deliver Hydrogen Fuelled Cars By 2016
Look, it’s quite simply really. No matter what Clarkson et al say, if we’re to continue this motorised existence, then we simply must find alternatives to the internal combustion engine.
It’s served us well for over a century now, but really: It’s done its damage, its time is up.
At the moment, the most desirable and likely alternative seems to be good old electricity. But the forward-thinkers of Vauxhall have an ace up their sleeve. A big old hydrogen shaped ace.
At today’s UK H2Mobility launch event in London, Vauxhall is presenting its 4th generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle “HydroGen4”.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles combine the advantages of electric propulsion with the convenience of fast fuelling and long range. Vauxhall believe them to be the future, which is why they’ve been investing in research and development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies for over a decade.
And they think they’re on to something. They’re so excited, in fact, that they reckon that their technology might even be ready for the market by as early as 2016.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Bill Parfitt, Vauxhall Motors’ Director for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy.
“Following our company’s unrelenting focus on hydrogen fuel cell technology development, the launch and successful roll-out of these vehicles will now depend on the availability of hydrogen to the consumer in a real life environment. We therefore greatly appreciate this very timely initiative, gathering various stakeholders, under government lead, to establish an adequate strategy for future hydrogen development in the UK.”
Exciting times lie ahead, motorists!