This past Monday, GM invited PSFK to take a NYC test drive of their Fuel Cell based Chevrolet Equinox. We saw the vehicle a few weeks earlier at Ecofest. GM has produced a fleet of these special vehicles for a program called “Project Driveway”. The program will be the first large-scale market test of fuel cell electric vehicles anywhere.

The Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle is a zero-gas, zero-emissions vehicle. It’s powered by a mix of hydrogen gas and electricity. Hydrogen is converted to electricity and used to provide propulsion. It’s exhaust consists of oxygen and water. The nickel-metal hydride battery pack also stores energy from a regenerative braking system. So every time you press the brake, you are generating power.

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