Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Fuel Cell Powered 1923 Model “T” Ford

Ponagansett's innovative Alternative Education Program provides academic and hands-on learning opportunities/demonstration projects in the area of alternative energy. Their most recent and exciting project is a Fuel Cell Powered 1923 Model “T” Ford. It demonstrates the potential of zero-emission fuel cell vehicles. Fuel cells produce electricity by combining hydrogen with oxygen from the air leaving water as the only emission.

This special Model “T” is believed to be the only street legal vehicle created in New England. The project was the result of teamwork from high tech vendors and hands on efforts by students, parent volunteers and Local 51 Plumbers & Pipefitter's Union.

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John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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