Design News Editor-in-Chief John Dodge and Web Editor Regina Lynch will spend the day tomorrow with General Motors and one of its Chevy Equinox hydrogen fuel cell test vehicles. One of the most exciting aspects will be fueling the vehicle at a Shell Hydrogen facility in White Plains, NY (we pick the car up at GM’s Training Center in nearby Ardsley).
I blogged last week about the fact hydrogen still comes from fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. And indeed, it does, but what makes this Shell refueling station (actually located in a DPW) is the hydrogen is made onsite from water and electricity, according to Brad Beauchamp, a GM Team Leader in the hydrogen fuel cell program. And the electricity comes straight off the grid so very well could be generated by fossil fuels. But we know it does not have to be. The more I learn, the more enticing hydrogen becomes. But I have not drunk the hydrogen Koolaid yet. Stay tuned for a full report including video post experience.