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by George Skentzos

BMW is planning to embark on an unprecedented cross-country journey in its Hydrogen 7 – the world’s first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan.

It will join other hydrogen-powered cars from the world’s leading automakers in the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour.

The fleet also consists of models from Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

“Being on this tour will show more people that hydrogen is truly the best alternative transportation fuel. An internal combustion engine, powered by hydrogen should play an important role in the future of sustainable mobility,” said Tom Baloga, BMW Vice President of Engineering.

The BMW Hydrogen 7 uses one of the cleanest energy sources available, producing essentially zero emissions.

Only water vapour is produced in the combustion process – and BMW boasts that it is safe enough to drink!

The Hydrogen Road Tour is a unique collaboration between the world’s leading automotive figures, including key federal departments, influential non-governmental organisations and hydrogen fuel providers to bring the reality of practical, clean energy to our nation’s legislators and the public.




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