The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games got a little greener with the launch of the zero emission Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell demonstration fleet that will operate in Vancouver until the end of the Games.
The fleet will transport a wide array of people, including the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) representatives, media, athletes, government representatives and everyday Vancouver drivers, to experience the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells and to see just how far GM’s fuel cell research has advanced.
The fuel-cell Equinox is Canadian engineered and manufactured and became part of the world’s largest consumer fuel-cell demonstration fleet.
The fleet will include over 4,600 fuel-efficient sedans, passenger vans, SUVs and trucks from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac and more than 30 per cent of these will have advanced green technologies.
These include on-road technologies like hybrid systems, flex fuel capability and active fuel management systems that make GM vehicles serious contributors to reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.