In an article on fuel cells (February 2002), Land Line Technical
Editor Paul Abelson said fuel cell technology will open a new era
in truck design and driver ameneties. According to Abelson, fuel
cells work by combining hydrogen and oxygen to generate needed current
without noise, without vibration, without exhaust and pollution,
and with minimal fuel consumption.
Apparently, the Massachusetts Legislature agrees. An initiative
to commercialize fuel cell technology has made it through the House
and the Senate Committee on Science and Technology. It's now on
the table before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.