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Ford Testing Hydrogen Shuttle Buses in Orlando

Posted on May 30, 2007 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ORLANDO — Florida will be the first state to receive a fleet of shuttle buses exclusively fueled by hydrogen, state officials and Ford Motor Co. announced. Florida got its first hydrogen-powered bus from Ford two years ago in Orlando and will get three more Ford E-450 buses to ferry passengers at Orlando International Airport and the Orlando Convention Central District. Four more of the buses will be delivered to customers in Florida at a later date, Ford officials said. Power for the Ford E-450 shuttle buses is provided by an internal combustion engine that has been modified to run only on hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen fuel cells combine hydrogen with air to create a clean-burning energy — water is the only significant exhaust emission.

But hydrogen-powered vehicles won't be crowding the highways for at least another decade or two. That is because there are few hydrogen fueling stations around the country, and it will take a significant investment to build a nationwide network. The Orlando buses will refuel at an existing Chevron hydrogen station in Orlando.

Sources: Associated Press & Detroit News

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