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    Rumorpile: GM & BMW To Cooperate On Fuel Cells?


    Back in September, we reported that GM and BMW were in talks about an alliance. The possible alliance would have General Motors looking at BMW's lineup of gas and diesel engines, while BMW is looking at the Voltec powertrain. Now, a report from German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche says there could be more to this alliance.

    Wirtschaftswoche reports the two are in talks about jointly developing fuel cell technology for vehicles. The plan would allow BMW to access GM's fuel cell tech. In return, BMW would help pay research costs.

    When asked about this, a BMW spokesman said,

    "We are speaking to GM about various future technologies but we are not saying anything more beyond that."

    GM declined to comment.

    Source: Reuters

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    Imagine a Cadillac fuel cell car,Hmm!

    I have driven one of GM's Fuel Cell cars already and I came away very impressed. The Car I drove could very easily be used for a daily driver today.

    Now the real issues are where to fill up and how long it take to fill up. Till someone fills the needs on fill stations and how to refuel faster this will be an issue. Honda also has a viable cell car too.

    I myself would love to have a fuel cell car but till someone invest in improvments in fueling sites it will remain an issue.

    The goverment wants to invest in rail systems in many areas that no one wants. If they wanted to make some impact they would be better off helping fund systems to support and refuel these cars. I know here in Ohio no one would have taken the train but I could see these cars doing well here.

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    Another example of BMW trying to stay relevant and in existence.

    I agree as I see this as a way for them to remain independent too. If they did not partner up with others they would have to sell out and become a part of a larger company like Rolls, Bently, Aston and Jag.

    BMW has money but not the kind to do it all like in th past. They can not foot the expense and cost of many things alone anymore.

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