General Motors has announced plans to build the worlds largest fuel cell fleet of vehicles.
Dubbed Project Driveway, the fleet will comprise 100 Chevrolet Equinox SUVs converted to run on hydrogen fuel cells by Canadian engineers.
The purpose of Project Driveway is to gain comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the customer experience with fuel cell vehicles.
With support from the Federal and Ontario Governments as part of GM Canadas Beacon Project, GMs engineering center in Oshawa, Ontario, is playing a key engineering role in the conversion of more the Chevrolet Equinox vehicles, which will be placed with regular GM customers in the fall of 2007.
A The Equinox Fuel Cell will be a fully functional crossover vehicle, engineered for a life of 80,000 km (about 49,710 miles).
It will be able to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures and is expected to meet all applicable 2007 U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards.