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Are there any available car models that use a hydrogen fuel cell?

The Honda FCX uses a V Flow fuel cell, developed in-house. It is placed so that hydrogen flows vertically, not horizontally like traditional fuel cells. This innovation freed up space within the vehicle—an important consideration in fuel cell vehicles—while contributing to more efficient water drainage. Currently there are just a handful of these vehicles in consumer hands.

The Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell is still under development.

The BMW Hydrogen 7 is a bi-fuel vehicle capable of running on both gasoline and hydrogen. This car is not yet available to the public.

In 2008 Ford Motor Company introduced the Ford Edge , calling it “the world’s first drive-ready fuel cell hybrid electric plug-in vehicle.”

What’s in the future for hydrogen fuel cell cars?

It depends on who you ask. No other alternative to conventional gas and diesel cars has created the kind of excitement, flights of fancy, and outright dissent and disagreement as the hydrogen fuel cell. See our entry on hydrogen as a future fuel for more information.

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