Automotive design: Chrysler's concept van gives new meaning to "clean fuel."
By Dan CarneyPosted 02.22.2002 at 4:17 pm 0 Comments
Borax may prove useful in a lot more than laundry detergent. DaimlerChrysler engineers believe a variant of the innocuous white powder provides a safe, compact way to contain hydrogen. The lack of such storage for the notoriously flammable gas has been a key obstacle to the development of fuel-cell-powered cars. Borax's first performance is in a concept minivan called the Chrysler Town & Country Natrium (Latin for sodium, an element in borax).