Car a new seat of power
Forward thinking: New technology in concept vehicles such as the AUTOnomy are supported by the Bush administration.
THE boss of research, development and planning for General Motors, the world's largest car manufacturer, says hydrogen fuel cell technology could turn the humble automobile into an entirely new global transportation, communications and energy production platform within our lifetime - and it seems the US Government agrees. While GM prepared to unveil its revolutionary new AUTOnomy fuel cell concept vehicle at the Detroit motor show, US federal energy secretary Spencer Abraham announced the Bush administration was abandoning the Bill Clinton-led $US1.5 billion fuel economy program that targeted three litres per 100km as its goal. ...continued