Montana Governor Favors Adopting California Emissions Standard

Montana would join more than a dozen other states with similar legislation passed or pending.

Published: 31-Jan-2009

HELENA - A Democratic legislator and the governor's office say Montana should follow in California's footsteps by adopting stricter fuel-efficiency standards for some cars and trucks.

“We ought to be concerned in Montana for Montana, and we also ought to be concerned for the planet as a whole,” Democratic Sen. Ron Erickson of Missoula told a Senate committee Friday.

The measure would make Montana one of more than a dozen states to take on the more stringent California system.


Powered by a 100 kW electric engine and fuel cell stack, the i-Blue is capable of running more than 370 miles per refueling and achieves a maximum speed of more than 100 miles per hour.

Based on the full-size 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD pickup truck, the vehicle underwent extensive internal modifications to meet the technical demands and requirements needed to run on a compressed hydrogen fuel system.

In the Quadrivium Fuel Cells system, the various components are distributed around the car, with four fuel cells positioned near to the wheels.


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