GM Taps China to Push Hydrogen Fuel
General Motors Corp. is trying to enlist the Chinese government in promoting cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells instead of gasoline, in hopes that the nation’s potentially huge market might generate enough sales to make the new technology profitable.
GM officials in Beijing said China could jump straight into alternative-fuel cars if it begins setting up special hydrogen filling stations now -- perhaps alongside new gas stations as they are built.
Mainland Chinese have only just started buying regular gas-powered cars in large numbers.
GM hopes its hydrogen-fuel-cell cars will be commercially viable by 2010.