Ford Motor Company is aggressively pursuing and implementing advancements that reduce the emissions impact of vehicles on the environment. With over 15 years of fuel cell research, Ford believes fuel cell vehicles have the potential to be commercially viable in the future.
By taking a leadership role in moving fuel cell technology from the laboratory onto the road, Ford’s P2000 research platform and the Focus FCV – among the industry’s first fuel cell electric vehicles – have demonstrated improved range and performance of the technology with the overall environmental benefits of the fuel cell.
In 2005, Ford placed an evaluation fleet of 30 Focus FCVs in demonstration programs in seven cities throughout the United States, Canada and Germany. These fuel cell vehicles moved around the world participating in various shows and demonstrations and accumulated more than 1,300,000 miles since inception.
Ford subsequently introduced the world's first production-based hydrogen fuel-cell race car – the Fusion Hydrogen 999 - that clocked over 207 mph at Bonneville Racetrack.
Research into fuel cell vehicles is part of Ford’s overall efforts to address the challenges of climate change and energy independence.