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Police cars and fuel cells May 15, 2007

Posted by apetrov in Cool non-physics stuff, Near Physics, Science, Uncategorized.
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I saw an interesting thing today. This morning, when I arrived to our physics parking lot at WSU, I noticed a WSU policeman “distributing” parking tickets to some cars illegally parked on our lot. But that’s not what captured my attention. He arrived to our lot driving a nice car from Daimler-Chrysler… oops, sorry, Daimler, a nice little Mercedes. Of course, Detroit is not Aspen (where police drive Saabs), so there’s got to be a reason for it. And there it was: it was a nice fuel-cell vehicle! Here is a picture of it (which I got appropriately asking for permission):

Nice! It’s a great way to do evaluation of new technology, right at the University that feeds car industry.

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