Ford Confident Hydrogen Engine Nearly Consumer-ready

The 6.8-liter internal combustion hydrogen engine is considered a connecting technology between the old gasoline combustion hydrogen engine and the future hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Published: 15-Jul-2007

The Ford Motor Company is testing its internal combustion hydrogen engine around the United States and Canada in the form of shuttle buses. They produce only small amounts of harmful emissions and get better mileage than their older gasoline counterparts.

About thirty of the 12-passenger E-450 Hydrogen shuttle buses are being used at airports, convention centers, and other such public facilities.

The Ford hydrogen buses cost about $250,000, which is about 3.5 times the price of equivalent gasoline powered buses. They get about 150 to 200 miles (240 to 320 kilometers) between hydrogen fill-ups.



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