European See Hot Air in Hydrogen Car Push

Europe sees advanced diesels as better technology than hydrogen or hybrids.

Published: 10-Mar-2003

By Mark Landler
The New York Times News Service

March 10, 2003

GENEVA - Chalk it up to the widening gap in the way Europeans and Americans look at the world.

Last week, General Motors brought its prototype of a hydrogen-powered car to the Geneva International Motor Show. The futuristic car, known as the Hy-wire, had just received a nice lift from President Bush, who was photographed admiring it after announcing the government would put $1.7 billion into researching hydrogen as a replacement for gasoline.

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