Obama kills Bush fuel cell plan

Automotive News reports on the Obama administration's decision to cut a fuel cell program started under George Bush.

Automotive News

Automotive News

WASHINGTON--President George W. Bush's $1.2 billion plan to develop cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells was eliminated by President Barack Obama last week, saving $100 million a year.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the government prefers to target more immediate energy-saving solutions.

"The probability of deploying hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the next 10 to 20 years is low," Energy Department spokesman Tom Welch said in an interview.

(Source: Automotive News)