Green Progress

Transportation & Fuel Source Technology

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ford Fusion Sets Land Speed Record

The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 raced to a record 207+ miles per hour Wednesday at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, which makes the world's first and only production vehicle-based fuel cell race car the fastest as well.

After more than one year of design and development and 10 years of hydrogen vehicle research, Ford's fuel cell vehicle team battled technical difficulties and a harsh desert environment en route to joining the 200 MPH Club of Bonneville Speed Week, an annual event that attracts hundreds of racing teams.

"What we've accomplished is nothing short of an industry first," said Matt Zuehlk, lead engineer on the project. "No other automaker in the world has come close."

Zuehlk added that Ford's historic run at Bonneville is to further expand its technological horizons with fuel cell-powered vehicles, because it is a fuel that could someday play a key role in meeting the energy needs of the transportation sector. The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 is Ford's latest environmental innovation and is another step on the road toward commercially viable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The project is a partnership between Ford, The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research, Ballard Power Systems and Roush Racing. Rick Byrnes, a veteran Bonneville racer and retired Ford Powertrain component design engineer, piloted the Hydrogen 999 at Bonneville.

More Transportation & Fuel Source Technology Articles

Stanford researchers seek 'Holy Grail' in battery design

Volvo Car Group Makes Conventional Batteries a Thing of the Past

Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested in the U.S.

Pure Electric BMW i3 Premieres in New York, London and Beijing

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open Manufacturing Facility In Chicago

BMW and Toyota Partner to Develop Fuel Cells

Tesla Motors Secretly Develops Solar Powered EV Charging Station Network

Quantum Demonstrates Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 Pick-Up Truck

NASA Goes Green: NASA Selects Green Propellant Technology Demonstration Mission

Increase in Popularity of Alternative Transportation Leads to Decrease in Oil Usage

even more articles...

Suggest an Article for Green Progress

Green Progress :: Green Technology and Environmental Science News
Green Progress is an EcoMethods™ sustainability project. Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Green Progress. All rights reserved.