The Development of Ford's P2000 Fuel Cell Vehicle 2000-01-1061
As a first step towards the development of a fuel cell powered production vehicle, Ford Motor Company has developed the P2000 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). This prototype fuel cell powered vehicle achieves full passenger car performance and is truly a zero emission vehicle with the only by-product being pure water. Road and dynamometer driving tests show excellent performance results, which supports the continued interest in the realization of a production fuel cell vehicle. However, a significant amount of R&D remains to be done before fuel cells can achieve the levels of reliability and cost of internal combustion engines (ICE).