by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport.

rWhile 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.  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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Ted Stalets

    Interesting post about the BMW hybrid. For battery models, I read in another post that the nickel for the batteries is very bad for the environment.

    Have put up a website about hybrids at because I am very interested in the relationship to an oil-based economy and the earth’s sustainability for providing for our children and grandchildren.

    All the best!
    Ted Stalets

  • KD Griffin

    OOooooh wee everyone Matt Damon and Leo are going to be pissed off.

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