Hydrogen cars here Friday

A caravan of 12 fuel-cell vehicles known as Hydrogen Road Tour 2009 makes a Medford stop Friday evening.

The traveling demonstration will be in town from 6:15 -7:45 p.m. at the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford. It is in the middle of a nine-day, 28-city, 1,700-mile cruise through California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

A caravan of 12 fuel cell vehicles from seven automakers will appear, giving consumers first-hand experience with the vehicles and hydrogen fuel.

Among the vehicles on the tour are a Daimler F-Cell, Chevy Equinox FCV, Honda FCX Clarity, Hyundai Tucson FCEV, Kia Borrego FCEV, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota FCHV-adv, Volkswagen Tiguan HyMotion and Volkswagen Caddy Maxi.

Rogue Valley Clean Cities is a local promoter of the event. For more information, visit www.hydrogenroadtour.com or follow the nine-day trip through blogs, FaceBook or Twitter.

— Greg Stiles

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