Fuel cell cars face high hurdles to reality


By Justin Hyde DETROIT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - It's the holy grail of the auto industry: pollution-free power for cars and trucks, fueled by an abundant substance found around the world. After a decade of research, automakers still have a tough quest ahead of them. Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles got a boost on Tuesday when President George W. Bush proposed in his State of the Union address spending an additional $720 million in research over the next five years on hydrogen power, ...

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