Five-Point Inspection: Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Research Vehicle

Driving VW's Idea of the Future

California is the U.S. hotbed for green cars. Yes, the Golden state has a gargantuan soft spot for alternative fuel, even if it means being a habitually early adopter.

That’s why Volkswagen picked the L.A. Auto Show to the reveal the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion, a hydrogen-powered version of its wagonized Golf.

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I didn’t get a chance to drive it off the show floor, but VW brought the next best thing: a hydrogen-powered Passat that I could take for a spin. Click the arrows below to learn about what it is like to drive.