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2006 GM Sequel Concept car powered by H2 Fuel Cells

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posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 11:50 PM
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Here is GM's newest entry in the race to commercialise H2 Fuel-Cell Vehicle. Here are a few quotes...



he bold push from General Motors Corp. to reinvent the automobile, first revealed in the AUTOnomy and Hy-wire concept cars, became that much more real today with the unveiling of the GM Sequel. The technologies embodied in Sequel, such as fuel cells, by-wire and wheel hub motors, have developed so fast that GM has been able to double the range and halve the 0-60 mph acceleration time, compared to current fuel cell vehicles, in less than three years, according to Larry Burns, GM vice president of research and development and planning.

"Three years ago, our chairman and CEO, Rick Wagoner, challenged us to completely rethink the automobile," Burns said. "The Autonomy and Hy-wire concepts were the outgrowth of that challenge - a revolution in how vehicles would be designed, built and used in the future. But, they were concepts. Today, with Sequel, the vision is real - not yet affordable, but doable."

Sequel embodies GM's vision of reinventing the automobile with a fusion of technologies that includes advanced materials, electronic controls, computer software and advanced propulsion. According to Burns, it's an exclamation point for GM's comprehensive global advanced technology strategy that is addressing efficiency and emissions, from today's engine and transmission technology to hybrids and, eventually, fuel cells as the ultimate answer.


This is starting to look more and more likely to actually reach showrooms soon! They might be getting a bit desparate as lots of companies plan on rolling out thier first commercial models within the next two years. Seems like this technology is starting to speed up in development. Bout time I say!

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[edit on 7-3-2005 by sardion2000]




posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 04:30 AM
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I'll be excited when this technology is not only proven but affordable to the average joe. Right now any alternative powered car is pretty much a toy for people with lots of cash. If it sells well and mass production can be attained perhaps anyone would could afford a conventional car could buy a hybrid.

But of course, will people take to such a vehicle. It seems people want Huge vehicles with huge engines even though gas is going up. Even economy cars like the Toyota Corolla have 200HP models available with stock HP raised also.

I personally want a car with enough pep for highway speeds, and long distance travel, passing, etc. Why does a small car need 200+HP?

If these new models look good (some hybrids are just ugly) and of course drive good and are around average small car price then I would surely buy one.



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posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 08:23 AM
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I love my 1980 Rabbit truck that runs off biodiesel. It's much more efficient than what is around now. Hydrogen fueling for vehicles has a long ways to go to be able to safely place it into your car.



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 02:59 PM
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You guys know that the first H2 Vehicle is coming out this year!

Hydrogen: Making the leap into Showrooms soon!



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 03:49 PM
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I hate when movie stars in Hollywood like Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake think they are special cause they drive hybrid cars. Just flying to London or Paris from New York or L.A. consumes more fuel with their airplane flight just cause they're bored or want to go shopping. Then they turn around and talk down to people who drive Dodge Hemi Sport Ram 1500's with 345hp and get 16-20mi per gallon like my self or worse my Durango that gets 11mi per gallon. Something is wrong with the 5.9 litre 360 but it sounds cool.



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 04:10 PM
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Here is another article with some pics that should be interesting.

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[edit on 7-3-2005 by sardion2000]



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