U.S. government drops fuel cell research for cars

As I noted in an earlier post, battery-driven electric vehicles are jumping to the forefront with fuel cell based cars suffering from a number of technological obstacles. From today's New York Times:

Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, once hailed by President George W. Bush as a pollution-free solution for reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years, the energy secretary said Thursday, and the government will cut off funds for the vehicles’ development.