GM Says Hydrogen, Not Hybrid

But California regulators don't want to wait

Published: 03-Mar-2003

By Don Thompson
The Associated Press
March 3, 2003

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Even as it showcases a fleet of pollution-free vehicles for California, the world's largest automaker is simultaneously fighting the state's strict air quality and fuel efficiency standards.

GM and several other automakers oppose regulations that essentially support an increased reliance on hybrid gas-electric vehicles, arguing that attention and money will be diverted from the development of cars powered by fuel cells, which run on hydrogen and only emit water.

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