In its second iteration, the Jeep Commander 2 concept sport/utility vehicle (SUV) has two power sources. DaimlerChrysler AG holds it up as the first “drivable” hybrid electric-fuel cell vehicle in North America. The re-engineered fuel-cell system uses methanol, which it converts to hydrogen, in an onboard reformer. The original Commander, introduced in 1999, was designed to convert gasoline to hydrogen but the powertrain was not functional at the time. Commander 2's advanced fuel cell ...

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