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California invests in hydrogen infrastructure

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 18:36 -- Ruth Williams

California is getting serious on fuel cells with an investment of US$18.69 million to expand the fueling infrastructure for FCEVs.

The California Energy Commission has identified hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles as a key player in reducing carbon emissions.

Energy Commissioner Janea Scott said: “The investments the Commission made in hydrogen fueling today can help support Governor Brown’s (Governor of California) zero emission vehicles executive order, which sets a long-term target of reaching 1.5 million zero emission vehicles by 2025.”

The money has been awarded through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Programme, created by Assembly Bill 118. The programme is investing US$90 million this year to develop new technologies and alternative / renewable fuels.