So, GM, What Happen to the Fuel Cell Wonder Car?

The Street.com's Marek Fuchs asks why don't many of today's excited articles on the potential of the all-electric car mention the apparent disappearance of the hydrogen-powered car?

Published: 09-Jan-2007

Did you hear the big news? General Motors (GM) is reinventing the automobile as we know it by making one that runs on hydrogen. It's sounding like a nearly a done deal -- the fuel-cell technology, the car that can turn and essentially brake by itself, emission of nothing more toxic than water vapor.

Wait a minute. The Business Press Maven begs your pardon. Right when I was about to invest my entire three-figure family fortune on the hydrogen car concept being heavily pushed by General Motors and getting overly kind publicity in our nation's media, I realized that hydrogen was what the company was putting out there for public (relations) consumption a couple of years ago.

This morning it's the all-electric car. And it just this minute occurred to me: Why don't many of today's excited articles on the potential of the all-electric car mention the apparent disappearance of the hydrogen-powered car?

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