California’s Hydrogen Refueling Network at 35 Stations, Soon To Be 36

California welcomed a new station to its expanding hydrogen refueling network, strengthening the state’s global leadership in adopting zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as part of its broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

The station, located in Newport Beach in Southern California, is one of 35 retail stations currently open to the public. Of these stations, 34 were funded by the California Energy Commission through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Just since March, Energy Commission-funded stations have opened in Thousand Oaks and Ontario in the Los Angeles area. The next station expected to open, located in Burbank, will be the 36th station in the network and the 35th funded by the Energy Commission.

Through the ARFVTP, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Energy Commission is investing in an initial network of 200 hydrogen stations across California. These investments support the state’s goal of getting 1.5 million ZEVs such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on California roads by 2025, and 5 million ZEVs in California by 2030.

The state’s expanding hydrogen refueling network provides convenient access to fueling to get more Californians to get behind the wheel of a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and leave behind the petroleum-fueled car.

Fuel cell cars run upwards of 300 miles on a full tank, about the same distance as gasoline-fueled cars. It also takes roughly the same amount of time to fill the tank for both types of vehicles - three to five minutes.

See the status and locations of the stations here.

Photo of Thousand Oaks Hydrogen station courtesy of California Fuel Cell Partnership.

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