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Old 05-19-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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Hydrogen powered focus

was watching a PBS show tonight and they had a focus wagon running on a hydrogen internal combustion engine. They took a regular zetec and converted it to run on hydrogen. The guy punched it and went through the gears and it looked like it ran just like a normal focus. Ford is developing it over in Germany. Was pretty cool to see. They also had a ZX5 running on a fuel cell.


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Old 05-19-2004, 10:52 PM   #2
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man, with gas prices the way they are that might be the way to go... lol

that would be pretty good. do you have any links or more info?
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The show was called "Scientific American Frontiers" and the episode was called "Future Cars" this is the pbs site http://www.pbs.org/saf/1403/
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ive seen a green and red wagon they had, both had cowl hoods
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man, with gas prices the way they are that might be the way to go... lol

that would be pretty good. do you have any links or more info?
So far, gas is still the cheapest.
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I saw that, pretty cool.

It was interesting to note that Ford is looking at hydro hybrids within existing production parameters (i.e. existing facilities and as much existing hardware as possible). GM's hyd concepts would require substantial restructuring of the manufacturing process.

I liked Ovshinsky's modified Prius. I've not met Stan Ovshinsky personally but I've been to some social events where him and his wife Iris were present. They are extremely interesting individuals, both of them.
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yea that Prius was very cool. I thought it was really intersting as well that Ford is trying to use existing hardware and facilities, that seems like the only way to make the costs lower. IMO anyway.
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