By Drew Johnson
Tuesday, Aug 21st, 2007 @ 5:15 pm
 
General Motors announced that it will be looking for drivers in California, New York, and Washington D.C. to drive fuel-cell versions of its Chevy Equinox. 100 SUVs will be given to testers, at virtually no cost, as part of GM's Project Driveway program, in what figures to be the largest real world test of fuel-cell vehicles.

The geographic locations were chosen for their proximity to hydrogen fueling stations. The Equinox is said to return the gasoline equivalent of 50 mpg and has a range of 200 miles. The SUV also complies with government safety standards and produces water vapor as its only emission. The program is set to start later this month.