USA to allocate $119m for hydrogen vehicles development

Publish date: March 7, 2006

American government will allocate 119 million dollars to develop technologies for hydrogen vehicles.

According to the US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman, the money is to be spent on researches, aimed to eliminate technical and production difficulties in serial hydrogen cars production. The Minister underlined that this initiative assorts with politics of George Bush, aimed to stimulate energy development, decrease pollution to the atmosphere and the country’s dependence on oil export.

Nowadays hydrogen cars production and operation is several times expensive than ordinary cars. The White House hopes that hydrogen cars will be more available and cheaper in 20 years, ITAR TASS reported. The US Secretary of Energy, Research Council on Transport and three main car concerns – “Ford”, “General Motors” and “Daimler Chryslers” are responsible for such work.

According to Bodman, about 100 million dollars to be spent on researches, connected with hydrogen engine production during the nearest four years. The American President announced a Program of mass hydrogen vehicles production. It is a five-year Program, which costs 1.2 billion dollars.

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