Fiat Says No to Hydrogen-Powered Cars

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While Hyundai has delivered its first 15 fuel-cell ix35 models in Europe, other automakers are not too ecstatic about developing hydrogen-powered vehicle.
Including Italian giant Fiat, who says hydrogen power is not a viable long-term alternative to internal combustion engines since the technology doesn’t offer significant efficiency gains over diesel units.

In exchange, Fiat would rather improve their compressed natural gas (CNG) cars. The Italians also claim that home converters could help make CNG vehicles more convenient, cheap and easy to use. Emission will be on the safe side as well, as the Fiat Panda CNG is said to have estimated CO2 emissions of 86 g/km, better than diesel and gasoline-powered cars.

In other related news, Chevrolet is also working on a CNG-powered vehicle. As we reported last month, a gas-powered Impala was spotted by The Motoring Journal. The vehicle is rumored to hit the market in 2015.

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