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Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell

Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell (2006)

Enabled by GM's fourth-generation fuel cell propulsion system, the Equinox Fuel Cell is a fully-functional crossover vehicle, engineered for 50,000 miles of life. Importantly, the Equinox Fuel Cell is able to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures during its 50,000-mile life. It is expected to meet all applicable 2007 U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and is equipped with a long list of standard safety features while providing all of the environmental benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology

GM announced in September 2006 that it will build more than 100 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles and will begin placing them with customers in the fall of 2007, as part of a comprehensive deployment plan dubbed Project Driveway." Designed to gain comprehensive learnings on all aspects of the customer experience, Project Driveway constitutes the first meaningful market test of fuel cell vehicles anywhere and will be targeted in three geographic areas: California, the New York metropolitan area and Washington D.C.

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Chevrolet Equinox specifications



Vehicle type:

5-door, front-wheel-drive SUV


independent MacPherson struts front, independent, 4-link trailing arm rear, disc brakes front and rear, friction brake blending to maximize energy capture, electric power assist steering

Seating capacity:



Wheelbase (in / mm):

112.5 / 2858

Length (in / mm):

188.8 / 4796

Width (in / mm):

71.4 / 1814

Height (in / mm):

69.3 / 1760

Curb weight (lb / kg):

4431 / 2010

Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 32.0 / 906.24

Fuel storage system


3 carbon fiber fuel tanks, compressed gas

Service pressure (psi / bars):

10,000 / 700

Storage capacity (lb / kg):

9.24 / 4.2

Fuel cell system

Power (kW):


Battery system


nickel metal hydride battery pack; regenerative braking

Power (kW):


Electric traction system

Front system:

3-phase asynchronous electric motor, FWD

Power (kW):

73 continuous, 94 maximum

Torque (lb-ft / Nm):

236 / 320


Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec):


Top speed (mph / km/h):

100 / 160

Operating range (miles / km):

200 / 320

Payload (lb / kg):

750 / 340


white, and premium tri-coat Glacier Gold


differentiated front and rear fascia, exhaust outlets, chrome accents, graphics

Tire size:

P225/60R17, 17-inch aluminum wheels


Premium cloth (leather free) seats and trim, 2-passenger rear bench with center console

Color & styling:

Glacier Gold theme with fabric and trim, unique floor mats and shift lever graphics

Instrument panel:

kW meter, fuel cell energy display

Fuel cell propulsion system

Operating life (durability, miles / km):

2.5 years,  50,000 / 2.5 / 80,000

Freeze capacity:

freeze capable without grid heater

Operating temperature (F / C):

-13 to +113 / -25 to +45

Standard equipment
OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation; electronic control HVAC; driver side power seat; deep tint windows; heated seats; keyless entry; power door locks/windows; power steering; driver information system; cruise control; AM/FM/XM navigation radio

Safety & security
Expected to meet all applicable 2007 U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); driver and passenger frontal air bags and roof rail side-impact air bags; ABS; traction control; StabiliTrak; OnStar; navigation system

Product benefits
No petroleum consumption; EPA-certified zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) that emits only water vapor; zero propulsion system (greenhouse gases-GHG) emissions; instantaneous torque