Oct 31st, 2007 by jbrown
“General Motors today kicked off an experiment that will place 100 hydrogen fuel cell powered Chevrolet Equinoxes into the hands of average consumers. Drivers in three metropolitan areas will drive the cars.
The automaker calls “Project Driveway” the first large-scale test of fuel cell electric vehicles. The drives will begin in January in suburban Los Angeles, New York and Washington.
Ordinary people and some unnamed celebrities will participate. They will drive the vehicles for up to three months. During that time, they will relay information to GM regularly on driveability, reliability, refueling process and safety perceptions.
Journalists drove a small fleet of the vehicles through Manhattan today.
Larry Burns, GM’s vice president of research, development and strategic planning, compared the testers to modern-day Apollo astronauts.”
I want to know how you get on these lists! But seriously, I am glad that someone is finally seeing how cars work on a day-to-day basis with regular people. The celebrities driving it, well, that is another story, but maybe they will tell them to add in 10 more TV’s. But overall I am impressed.