The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 is the world’s first production based hydrogen fuel cell race car. The car reached 207Mph for a land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah on August 16th 2007.
A team of Ford Motor Company engineers designed and built the car in collaboration with Ballard, Roush and Ohio State University. The goal of the project was to be the first production type hydrogen fuel cell powered car to reach 200 mph.
The vehicle was designed by Ford engineers and fabricated and built by Roush. Ohio State students provided the design for Ford’s 770 hp electric motor, with Ballard supplying the hydrogen fuel cells.
Check out the video, and Bravo to Ford.
FYI: Ford currently has a fleet of 30 hydrogen-powered Focus fuel cell vehicles on the road as part of a worldwide, seven-city program to conduct real world testing of fuel cell technology. The 30-car fleet has accumulated nearly 580,000 miles since its inception in 2005. Expect to see fuel cell vehicle in your garage before you start understanding how they work :)