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True Zero Network for Hydrogen Fueling

April 26, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

15 California Stations Established by FirstElement Fuel
Said to Constitute the World’s Largest Hydrogen Network

A network of 15 hydrogen fueling stations will help drivers and manufacturers alike as significantly larger numbers of electric fuel-cell cars go on sale in California this year “following decades of hard work by thousands of automotive engineers, policymakers, and government-agency personnel,” says FirstElement Fuel, which has established the hydrogen fueling outlets under the “True Zero” mark.

Toyota Shows H2 Mirai in Texas

May 12, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Discusses Free Fuel for Initial Customers in California

Toyota took its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to ACT Expo in Dallas. The car goes on sale in California in October at eight Northern and Southern California dealerships, and in some Northeastern U.S. states in 2016-17.

Air Products H2 for FirstElement Fuel

October 17, 2014 in Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$25.5 Million Agreement Said to Be ‘Largest Ever of Its Kind:’
Equipment and the Hydrogen Fuel for 19 California Stations

Air Products will supply SmartFuel brand fueling equipment, and the fuel iteself, for 19 hydrogen stations being built in California by FirstElement Fuel. They “will be open to the public at a time when several vehicle manufacturers prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles into the California market in 2015,” Air Products says. Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai are commercializing fuel cell vehicles as early as this year, FirstElement noted.

California Hydrogen: New Momentum

August 5, 2014 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New OEM Vehicles as State Backs Fueling Infrastructure:
Fuel Cell ZEVs Will Offer Better Range and Faster Fueling,
California Needs Both Types to Meet Its Long-Range Goals

Behind-the-scenes work appears to have paid off as vehicle manufacturers are readying a new generation of hydrogen vehicles – and the state of California is putting serious money into a planned fueling infrastructure. It’s all with the goal having fuel cells take their place beside batteries as California targets 1.5 million zero emission vehicles by 2025.

A Bit of Hydrogen History at ACT Expo

May 27, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Toyota’s Display of Fuel Cell Car Was Only the Third in North America

Toyota’s display of its new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle at ACT Expo 2014 early this month was only the third public appearance for the vehicle in North America.

California & Toyota Invest in H2 Fueling

May 2, 2014 in Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

State Awards $46.6 Million to Eight for Hydrogen Infrastructure,
Toyota Puts Reported $7.2 Million into Big Winner FirstElement

The California Energy Commission said this week that it will invest $46.6 million in public access hydrogen fueling stations “to promote a consumer market for zero-emission fuel cell vehicles.” Toyota said it’s collaborating with Newport Beach, Calif.-based FirstElement Fuel, by far the largest designated recipient of CEC funding – nearly $27.6 million for 19 hydrogen fueling outlets, two of them to be based wholly on renewables.


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