Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle R&D: FreedomCAR and the President’s Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

FreedomCAR and the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative are two complementary government-industry research and development (R&D) initiatives that promote the development of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell vehicles. Coordinated by the Department of Energy, these initiatives aim to make mass-market fuel cell and hydrogen combustion vehicles available at an affordable cost within 10 to 15 years. However, some questions have been raised about the potential effectiveness of the initiatives. This report discusses the organization, funding, and goals of the FreedomCAR and Fuel partnerships, and it discusses legislation relevant to the partnerships.

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    Congressional Research Service

    Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE
    Resources, Science and Industry Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20540-7500
  • Authors:
    • Yacobucci, Brent D
  • Publication Date: 2007-4-5


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p

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  • Accession Number: 01054432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2007 12:42PM