Exclusive: General Motors looking beyond hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle applications

General Motors (GM) is looking beyond hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicles and into commercial and novel applications, the US automaker’s Fuel Cell Chief confirmed to H2 View.

Arguably one of the world’s largest motor vehicle manufacturer, GM doesn’t currently have any hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicles on the market. But Charlie Freese (pictured above), Executive Director of GM’s Fuel Cell Business, said there are plans in the pipeline for other applications where fuel cells bring better value.

“I think what’s exciting is we are trying to solve customer problems while having a sustainable business case,” Freese told H2 View.

“There are challenges that have affected many different attempts to put hydrogen and fuel cells into the marketplace. And that is a very tough road to follow if you’re basically not establishing a sustainable business model to go with the technology.”

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