North American International Auto show NAIAS

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 Equinox’ 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.

Charles Freese GM fuel cells Chevy Equinox at the 2011 North American International Auto Show NAIAS: