New Hydrogen Refueling Station Now Open in Southern California
California has opened a new hydrogen refueling station, one of 46 hydrogen stations scheduled to open before the end of the year. The station is located at the Diamond Bar headquarters of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in eastern Los Angeles County will offer low- and high-pressure hydrogen refueling, with the capability of fueling a vehicle in as little as three minutes. The California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program provided $17 million in funding for the station and seven others, while the SCAQMD contributed $1 million in funding.
“California is committed to zero emission vehicles and an infrastructure that will help build consumer confidence in them,” said Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott, lead commissioner on transportation. “This hydrogen station is number 11 in an initial network of 100 stations that will lay the foundation for fuel-cell electric vehicles and begin enabling drivers in the South Coast region to seriously consider buying one of the new hydrogen electric vehicles being released.”
Transportation is responsible for nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The Energy Commission has funded more than 470 clean transportation projects, striving to meet the Governor’s goal of 1.5 million zero-emission cars on California roads by 2025 and to cut petroleum use in half by 2030.