Technological and cost hurdles loom large before fuel cells become a practical alternative to internal combustion engines, but Ford Motor Co. appears serious about overcoming whatever obstacles await. The automaker last week opened North America's first hydrogen fueling station at its Dearborn research lab that ultimately could help Ford bring a fuel cell powered car to market by 2004. The station cost about $1.5 million and can provide hydrogen in both gas and liquid forms for Ford's ...

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