Hydrogen-Fueled Pick-ups Unveiled in North Dakota

AFVTech in Phoenix converted three Chevy Silverados to run on hydrogen as part of wind-to-hydrogen demonstration project.

Published: 23-Jul-2006

As part of an experiment using wind power to create hydrogen for fuel at the North Central Research Station south of Minot, three new hydrogen-fueled pickups were unveiled during a press conference Friday at Ryan Chevrolet.

The keys to the Chevrolet Silverados were presented to Bruce Carlson, from Verendrye Electric, Jay Fisher, from the North Central Research Center, and Tom Mellard, from Central Power Electric. Also present during the conference were Ron Rebenitsch, from Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Kathy Gaddie, owner of Ryan Chevrolet.

"We (Verendrye Electric) are extremely proud to be a part of this program," Carlson said. "Senator (Byron) Dorgan is to be commended for putting all of the pieces for this project together."


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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