stealth fuel cells

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Thu Jan 16 06:29:06 MST 2003


Military hybrid may drive civilian fuel cell use

By John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer

DETROIT -- The space program gave us Teflon, and military aircraft
development gave us disc brakes and drive-by-wire systems, so maybe it
will take the U.S. Army to give us civilian fuel-cell vehicles.

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The fuel cell also would enable the trucks to generate electricity in
so-called stealth mode, with the diesel engine off for as long as five
hours, said Larry Burns, GM vice president of research, development
and planning.

That's a critical advantage in wartime because the trucks would be
harder to hear or find with heat-seeking weapons, said Dennis Wend,
executive director of the automotive center.

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http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-green15jan15001435,0,1797117.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dhighway1%2Dmanual

les schaffer


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