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Ford to sell buses that will run on hydrogen

July 18, 2006View for printing

Ford Motor Co., the second-largest US automaker, is beginning production of hydrogen-powered internal-combustion engines that won't emit pollution for use in shuttle buses.

The 6.8-liter, V-10 engines will be installed in E-450 shuttle buses that will be leased to commercial customers, Ford said. The engines produce ``near zero emissions of regulated pollutants and greenhouse gases."

Ford is offering more alternative-fuel vehicles as it comes under criticism for building too many gasoline-guzzling sport-utility vehicles and light trucks. The automaker said earlier yesterday that it will invest $1.84 billion in the United Kingdom over the next six years to improve fuel efficiency.

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