Nissan brings fuel cells to the masses

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 2, 2006

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn might not be a big fan of hybrids, but Nissan is doing its bit for fuel cells vehicles. This week, the company announced that, starting this month, it’s offering customers in Japan the chance to test drive fuel cell-powered versions of its X-Trail SUV on weekends. The offer will be open to those who can make the trip to Nissan HQ in Tokyo’s Ginza district. Once there, testers will get to drive the FCV SUV around the neighborhood for 30 minutes. Those not here in Japan, though, will have to wait a little longer to get behind the wheel of these special X-Trails. Nissan hasn’t yet announced plans to offer similar tests to the public elsewhere. I’ll put my name on the waiting list.

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