Spring Hill pioneers hydrogen fuel cell technology for GM

General Motors is serious about reducing emissions — inside and outside of its manufacturing plants.

The company wants to develop and make cars with zero emissions, CEO Mary Barra told workers in Spring Hill when she visited in February. The goal will be accomplished with electric cars, she said, noting that the idea is far from a pipe dream.

As workers make engines and vehicles, they’re also experimenting with new technology inside the plant here that’s cleaner and more efficient than fossil fuels. The process turns hydrogen into electricity to fuel forklifts, tuggers and dollies, which move material and equipment during production.  Read more