Hilary Swank Is Hydrogen-Powered

October 29, 2008
No, she's not taking over in the Sarah Conner chronicles, although her award-winning androgyny suits a Terminator just fine. Hilary Swank is, like Jamie Lee Curtis, the new driver of a new hydrogen-powered vehicle.

Swank seems to have gotten the better half of the deal; while Curtis and husband Christopher Guest are piloting a Honda FCX Clarity these days, Swank received the keys to a new BMW Hydrogen 7.

In between sessions polishing her two Oscars, Swank will have to get her people to refill the hydrogen-powered Bimmer in the L.A. area, one of the few places on earth that has hydrogen fuel available for refills. (Norway will be another one soon.)

Hydrogen-powered cars are being tested by many automakers as the alternative fuel of the future. BMW's spin is unique: unlike other hydrogen cars that use volatile hydrogen to power fuel cells, BMW's vehicles burn hydrogen in a modified internal-combustion engine.

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