ZAP Aims to be First to Market with Fuel Cell Vehicle

California-firm unveils at Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas a Nissan Fronteir crew cab pickup powered by Anuvu fuel cell, as well as new lithium battery technology.

Published: 07-Jan-2005

US electric vehicle specialist ZAP and its fuel cell partner Anuvu Inc. have announced the availability later this year of the first hydrogen fuel cell consumer vehicle, on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

ZAP unveiled the hydrogen fuel cell powered Nissan Frontier crew cab pickup as well as a new lithium battery technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. The truck incorporates a generator providing a standard 120-volt AC source for powering external machinery and appliances, from power tools to a whole campsite.

"We believe this to be the first time a fuel cell vehicle has been offered for sale to the public," said Craig Newhouse, Anuvu's National Sales Director.


LA couple lease Honda FCX fuel cell car in a grandiose experiment to demonstrate feasibility of the technology, except the local fire department won't let them use the hydrogen home refueling station Honda installed.

The eP-Ice Bear ice resurfacer is ideal for indoor use due to its zero-emissions powertrain that produces only water as a byproduct.

Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project will include two other field test sites in California.


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