TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) -- General Motors wants to see a "hydrogen highway" across New York that would allow the fuel cell cars now under development to drive from one end of the state to the other.
GM officials are at the Tonawanda engine plant near Buffalo with two hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Equinox vehicles to demonstrate the emerging technology.
Daniel O'Connell of the auto maker's fuel cell lab in Honeoye (HUHN'-ee-oy) Falls, near Rochester, says Friday that GM is working with state energy officials on developing a series of filling stations across the state, with the hope they will be in place before widespread production of fuel-cell vehicles in the next five or six years.
The cars use no gasoline and produce no harmful emissions. GM has 100 test vehicles on the road.