Ford has taken their very high selling Ford Focus and created a Hydrogen Fuel CEll Electric Vehicle for fleet purchase only.
The "th!nk fuel cell system" is the name Ford used for its electric vehicles. There is a research and development group in Ford that specializes in zero or low polluting vehicles. The Ford Focus HFCEV is essentially an electric car with a Ballard Mark 902 fuel cell stack as its generator of electricity.
According to Ballard, Ford and Daimler Chrysler own the components part of Ballard and 35 percent of Ballard itself. The battery is a SANYO Ni-MH Hybrid Battery System. Fuel cells don't accelerate as fast as battery powered vehicles. Using the hybrid technology we already know and replacing the internal combustion engine with a fuel cell stack is becoming more popular.
The hydrogen detection safety system consists of four hydrogen sensors; two in the trunk, one under the hood, and one in the passenger area. A ventilation system and eight fans are also included in the vehicle.
Ford is working with Stuart Energy Systems, a leader in hydrogen refuelling station equipment, to promote their refuelling infrastructure.