hydrogen http://michiganradio.org en Hydrogen fuel cell cars fight possible funding cuts (video) http://michiganradio.org/post/hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars-fight-possible-funding-cuts-video <p>Battery electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt count the federal government as a good friend these days.&nbsp; The government has spent two and a half billion dollars in just a few years to boost battery technology.&nbsp;</p><p>But there&rsquo;s another way to propel an electric car&ndash; with hydrogen.&nbsp; And proponents are making a last-ditch effort to convince the Obama administration that fuel cell cars are ready for prime time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Take Honda&rsquo;s fuel cell electric car, the FCX Clarity.&nbsp; It can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel.&nbsp; About 60 miles to the gallon if you want to compare it to gasoline.&nbsp; The only emission from the car is water so pure you could drink it</p><p>(Here&#39;s a video of me taking the FCX Clarity for a test drive)</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTobZgVEIPo" target="_new">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTobZgVEIPo</a></p><p>There <em>are</em> emissions from the process used to create hydrogen, from natural gas.&nbsp; But the emissions are about 60% less than comparable emissions from cars using internal combustion engines. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:51:42 +0000 Tracy Samilton 2126 at http://michiganradio.org Hydrogen fuel cell cars fight possible funding cuts (video)