Red Hot Chili Fuel Cells
Looks like GM is trying to leak out info to get some buzz going. I’ll bite. On Monday some pics of Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers were released, jumping for joy over a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car. GM Spokesperson Scott Fosgard said Anthony “asked if he could drive it. He is very pro-fuel cell,” Fosgard said. “He might be supporting us as we go forward in terms of lending his name. He has a passion for the environment.”
The GM fuel-cell car will be the Chevrolet Sequel. From the article:
The Sequel has a top speed of 100 mph and a 300-mile range. It is powered by a 72 kW fuel stack and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds. The Sequel uses renewable hydrogen as its fuel and emits only water vapor.
The timing of this is interesting, considering that BMW announced this week the launch of the “world’s first hydrogen-burning car in serial production early next year.” The Series-7 car will be available for lease-only.
I can’t say I’m jumping for joy over fuel-cells, myself…but I’m happy about alternative fuels becoming en vogue. I’m ready for the plug-in hybrids!