The Croatian Association of Automotive Journalists recently presented two Golden Steering Wheel awards to GM and Opel for their fuel cell innovations. The 31-member jury recognized GM's Hy-Wire as the "most refined and advanced technical innovation in 2002," and the Opel HydroGen3 as "the most ecological vehicle."
Bozo Kovacevic, Croatian minister of Environment, (shown left in the photo), presented Andy Dunstan, operations manager for Opel Southeast Europe, with one of the two Golden Steering Wheel awards presented to GM and Opel at an awards ceremony on January 31, 2003.
The Croatian Association of Automotive Journalists said they appreciated that GM provided the media with a chance to drive these vehicles, while gaining first hand experience both on the vehicles capabilities and the technologies behind them. Five journalists from Croatia attended the Monaco Ride and Drive featuring the Hy-wire and Hydrogen 3 in early December.