GM Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary of Electrovan Fuel Cell Project

By Jon LeSage General Motors just celebrated the 50 year anniversary of its Electrovan test project, which the automaker says was the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
The idea behind launching the test van was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 challenge to NASA to safely land a man on the moon before the end of the decade, said Floyd Wyczalek, project manager of Electrovan fuel cell development. The Electrovan was carried out to explore hydrogen as an energy source for vehicle propulsion.
“We had three shifts of people on this project starting in January 1966 and finishing 10 months later,” Wyczalek, 91,

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