Hydrogen to the Rescue: German Auto Aid Club Drives Fuel Cell Cars
In Germany, when your car breaks down, who you gonna call? ADAC, the German automobile club, roams the roads, waiting to lend a helping hand. And, starting immediately, the friendly ADAC man or woman may show up driving a HydroGen4 fuel-cell powered SUV from Opel, the German arm of General Motors. And what is better: even if your own car is in tip-top form, you will still benefit from ADAC's everyday use of this new technology.The Hydrogen4 just hit the roads at the end of 2008. It will be seen on the streets of Berlin in ADAC yellow as well as under the logos of several other local concerns, including Insurance giant Allianz, Coca-Cola, Hilton Hotels, and petrochemical concern Total, among others. Across Europe, hundreds of similar tests will be conducted. This everyday road testing will serve to test the reliability of the fuel cell cars. Cars with the HydroGen fuel cell technology could be available to the public as soon as 2015.
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