GM to move fuel cell research from NY to Michigan

October 5, 2012

(AP)—General Motors says it will close its hydrogen fuel-cell research operation near Rochester, N.Y., and move it to Michigan.

The company says most of the 220 salaried workers in Honeoye (Hun-ee-OY) Falls, N.Y., will be offered the chance to move to GM's engine and transmission research unit in Pontiac, Mich.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter says the move will pull together all of its experts on ways to move vehicles. The company will save some money by not renewing a building lease in New York.

She says GM will continue to focus on and fuel cell development. GM has been testing fuel-cell vehicles that run on hydrogen with no .

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jerryd
5 / 5 (1) Oct 05, 2012
Fuel cells or as those who know the real facts abouyt them call them foolcells are not eff at all if all the losses of the fuel cycle are included.
Facts are an ICE run on the base fuel that FC's use are at least if not more eff.
H2 isn't a fuel, it's an energy carrier like electricity only electricity is about 3x's or more eff.
The only reason GM, others are doing this is the gov pays for it.
tadchem
not rated yet Oct 05, 2012
Moving a major facility is expensive, and is only done when there are significant financial advantages to doing so, such as affordable labor, affordable utilities, or affordable taxes.

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