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First affordable, mass-market fuel cell electric vehicles on market as early as 2017?

By David Szondy
January 29, 2013

Car makers Daimler, Ford and Nissan have announced the signing of a three-way agreement for the development of a common fuel cell stack and fuel cell system for use in separately branded Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). With each making an equal investment, the companies hope to have "the world’s first affordable, mass-market FCEVs" on sale by 2017.

This announcement is not only a statement of engineering intentions. In a press release, the three companies said that its purpose was also to send a message to governments and industries about the need to build more hydrogen refueling stations and infrastructure. This in itself is important because in the U.S. alone there are currently only ten refueling stations, and without adequate infrastructure hydrogen-powered vehicles would not be feasible.

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meekandmild's picture

Electric forklifts run 10-12 hours on a charge

lifting and moving up to 4000 pounds maybe more. why can't they have an electric car that run 8-10 hours?