Charles Freese, GM fuel cells, Chevy Equinox, at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Charles Freese, executive director of General Motors Fuel Cell Activities, talked to me at the 2011 North American International Auto show in Detroit, MI.

General Motors has 119 Equinoxs’ out on the road, but they are ready for the next step. The infrastructure.

They have had to abandon California’s hydrogen highway. California ran out of money. Hawaii has hydrogen and is willing to create an infrastructure for fuel cell cars.

Hawaii already has 7,000 kilograms of hydrogen for use. On December 8, 2010, General Motors and 11 partner companies, agencies and universities announced a commitment to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015.  The H2I goal is to install up to 25 hydrogen stations in strategic locations around Oahu, creating an infrastructure.

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:39+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Automotive executives, Fuel cells, GM, Hydrogen, Video,|0 Comments

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.