Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Looking Better As Oil Prices Soar

The target date for deciding whether a hydrogen-fueled car is practical isn't until 2015 -- long after Bush leaves office.

Published: 24-Mar-2005

WASHINGTON - (KRT) - The soaring price of gasoline is giving new momentum to President Bush's dream of a non-polluting "FreedomCAR" powered by hydrogen, the most common element in the universe.

Twenty years from now, if scientists and engineers can make the dream come true, motorists should be able to drive to a nearby hydrogen service station, fill their tanks and travel as far as 300 miles without a refill.

The only byproducts of the hydrogen fuel would be oxygen and pure water - no noxious, smog-causing, global-warming exhaust.

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