PHOTO CAPTION: Congressman Massa refueling Chevrolet Equinox in DC.

Congressman's Not-So-Green Fuel Cell Drive to DC

'Green' trip in Chevy fuel cell Equinox proves less than environmentally responsible.

Published: 22-Jan-2009

EV World Editor: Emphasis that of the Ga 2.0 author

Last week, Famous DC was the first to report on New York’s recently elected congressman Eric Massa’s poorly-conceived environmental publicity stunt. Massa’s plan was to drive from his congressional district in New York to Washington DC in a hydrogen fuel-cell powered car. In other words: an efficient, leisurely, and environmentally responsible drive across 300 miles of the American Northeast.

“What,” you may be asking, ”could possibly go wrong?”


Powered by a 100 kW electric engine and fuel cell stack, the i-Blue is capable of running more than 370 miles per refueling and achieves a maximum speed of more than 100 miles per hour.

Based on the full-size 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD pickup truck, the vehicle underwent extensive internal modifications to meet the technical demands and requirements needed to run on a compressed hydrogen fuel system.

In the Quadrivium Fuel Cells system, the various components are distributed around the car, with four fuel cells positioned near to the wheels.


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