While its use has mainly been to usher green-minded celebrities to premieres and events, the BMW Hydrogen 7 is finally going to have an owner for more than one night. Comedian Will Ferrell has been chosen as the first celebrity to take home the vehicle for extended use. Through the Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program, BMW plans on handing out additional cars to industry leaders and prominent figures in entertainment, politics, business.
Ferrell is a natural choice as he’s a committed environmentalist, active supporter of the National Resource Defense Council, and already an owner of hybrid and electric vehicles. Oh yea, he can also channel the spirit of Ricky Bobby to make this car purr.Â Truly, it’s nice to see someone other than the traditional “green spotlight” celebs lead the charge for a new technology. What’s so cool about this technology? Here’s a nice summary from Autobloggreen,
“Running in hydrogen mode, the BMW Hydrogen 7 essentially emits nothing but water vapor, representing a major step in reducing harmful CO2 emissions. During the program, 25 of the 100 cars that are produced will be used in evaluation programs in the US. The BMW Hydrogen 7 is not for sale, but is considered to be a milestone in bringing forward hydrogen as the sustainable fuel for individual transportation.”
We’ll keep you updated on who will be next to take the Hydrogen 7 for an extended spin. While many have their doubts on US transitioning to a hydrogen economy, it’s great to at least see some headway being made in getting the vehicles out there. Hit the jump for more.