General Motors has set a target date of 2015 to commence production of its fuel cell system. Currently, the program is in the pre-production stage with 119 experimental Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicles on US roads.
GM is making updates to these vehicles and is moving the project (known as Project Driveway) into the next stage with the ambassador driving program. The Fuel Cell Equinox CUVs are being upgraded with technology advancements as part of a technology demonstration with businesses, governments, and high-profile involvements in special events such as the 2010 Expo in Shanghai. With the commencement of the ambassador driving program, Project Driveway is being wound down after 30 months and nearly 1.3 million miles of real-world driving by more than 6,000 people, including 80 families that had one of the 119 Fuel Cell Chevrolet Equinox vehicles for up to two months.
Stay tuned as we learn more. We have GM’s presser after the jump.