The BYU Harold B. Lee Library Digital Collections features a May 18, 1972 photograph of Roger Billings and his team working on a hydrogen car. The library provides a high resolution zooming capability to get an up close look at this moment.
This Volkswagen, converted to hydrogen by a Brigham Young University team headed by Roger Billings, won first place for emissions in the “Urban Vehicle Design Competition” at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Ann Arbor, MI. The Contest marked a milestone in eliminating nitrogen oxide from the exhaust. As reported by the press, “The air […]
The conversion of this Model A Ford to run on hydrogen – Roger Billings’ high school science fair project – was a pivotal event to finally launch the sustained interest in and development of hydrogen for private automotive use. Although the Model A was a successful proof of concept, much work still remained to be […]