UPS to begin testing fuel cells in California

Fuel Cells for Transportation - UPS Truck

Delivery company has set its sights on fuel cells UPS is preparing to test a new medium-duty delivery truck in California. The truck will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell and electric battery. The fuel cell will generate electricity for the battery system, which will then be used to power the truck’s motor. UPS will be testing the new truck in Sacramento in the very near future. If the test is successful, UPS plans to introduce more hydrogen-powered vehicles to its fleet. Test will determine the viability of fuel…

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California agencies aim to demonstrate the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles

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Agencies will be testing fuel cell vehicles on a road trip Officials from three major agencies in California have announced that they will be traveling from Sacramento to the bay area and back again. The venture is meant to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used to power vehicles. The initiative will also highlight the expansion of the state’s hydrogen infrastructure, which has been steadily growing due to a greater focus that California has placed on clean transportation. The future of transportation may be…

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Toyota to test freight truck equipped with hydrogen fuel cells in California

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Automaker will be testing a new hydrogen-powered truck in California Toyota has announced that it will begin testing a new heavy-duty truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The truck will operate at the Port of Los Angeles in California. The technology that powers the truck is part of what Toyota calls “Project Portal.” This project focuses on how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to power a wide range of vehicles, from compact sedans to heavy-duty trucks. Toyota’s new truck will be making use of two hydrogen systems that come…

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California’s hydrogen infrastructure reaches major pricing milestone

Hydrogen Infrastructure - Road in California

Air Products announces that its hydrogen stations have reached a new milestone Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gases, has reached a significant pricing milestone with its hydrogen fuel stations in California. The company has been building these fueling stations in order to help prepare for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles will rely heavily on an established hydrogen infrastructure in order to appeal to consumers and become successful. Building this hydrogen infrastructure has been somewhat expensive, which has called into question just how costly hydrogen…

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Shell and Toyota partner to build new hydrogen fuel stations in California

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Shell and Toyota will work to develop a larger hydrogen infrastructure Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, has formed a partnership with Japanese automaker Toyota in order to build new hydrogen fuel stations in California. The partnership represents another small step in Shell’s ongoing efforts to focus on fuels other than oil and gas. Hydrogen is quickly gaining momentum in the transportation space and some believe that this fuel has the potential to displace traditional petroleum at some point in the future. California has…

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Honda brings its fuel cell vehicle to California

Honda will be leasing its new fuel cell vehicle before the end of the year Japanese automaker Honda will be offering its latest fuel cell vehicle for lease in California by the end of the year. The automaker will bring its Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle to the state before the end of 2016, and those interested in the new vehicle will be able to lease it for approximately $369 a month. Those interested in clean transportation may find this offering very attractive, while others may continue to see fuel cells…

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True Zero reaches new milestone with its hydrogen stations

Hydrogen stations help power 2 million miles of driving True Zero operates the largest hydrogen fuel network in the world, with many of its hydrogen stations located in California. The company recently reached a major milestone in powering fuel cell vehicles. True Zero has announced that it has fueled 2 million miles worth of fuel cell-powered transportation. The company reached this milestone only 60 days after announcing it had fueled 1 million miles worth of travel. It took True Zero nine months to reach its first milestone. California continues to…

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Local governments are embracing hydrogen fuel cars

City of Long Beach and Sacramento County purchase new vehicles from Toyota Two of California’s public fleets will be making use of new hydrogen fuel cars from Toyota. One is operated by the City of Long Beach,  with four others being operated by Sacramento County. The latter plans to add another six fuel cell cars to its fleet in the coming years. Each of these vehicles cost the state approximately $41,000, with a $15,000 credit being provided by the California Air Resources Board. Toyota is also providing as much as…

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True Zero making progress in expanding California’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

True Zero is helping make California an attractive market for fuel cell vehicles California is preparing itself for the upcoming influx of fuel cell vehicles by working to establish a stronger hydrogen fuel infrastructure. True Zero, a startup company owned by FirstElement Fuel, has been installing new fueling stations in many parts of the state. The company has plans to install a total of 19 new hydrogen stations in the state, which may go a long way in preparing California to become a leading clean transportation market. Permit and equipment…

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Altergy Systems affirms commitment to California hydrogen fuel market

Altergy Systems will remain in California to take advantage of the state’s growing hydrogen market Altergy Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has reaffirmed its commitment to continuing its manufacturing operations in California. The California hydrogen fuel market has been growing quickly over the past few years, which has created new opportunities for companies that are interested in hydrogen-based technologies, such as fuel cells. Altergy Systems has committed to a long-term lease for its facility in California, where the company develops a wide range of its technologies. California…

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FirstElement Fuel launches initiative to expand the California hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Company will be building new hydrogen stations throughout California FirstElement Fuel, a startup specializing in offering hydrogen fuel to consumers, has launched its new True Zero Network in California. The network is meant to bring a series of new hydrogen fuel stations to California, which is expected to become a very prominent market for fuel cell vehicles in the coming years. During the first launch its the company’s True Zero Network, some 15 hydrogen stations were opened in various parts of the state. FirstElement Fuel now aims to open more…

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Honda to launch new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in California in 2016

Automaker will bring its new fuel cell vehicle to California before the end of the year Japanese automaker Honda has announced that it will be selling its new fuel cell vehicle in California by the end of this year. California has become a very popular market for automakers looking to commercialize vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota has brought its own fuel cell vehicle to the state, but has delayed deliveries of this vehicle due to a lacking hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Honda believes that the state is ready for…

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Toyota delays deliveries of its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Automaker has delayed the delivery of the Mirai in California Japanese automaker Toyota has been finding modest success with its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. The company began selling the vehicle in late 2015, with California and Japan serving as the launch markets for the Mirai. In Japan, the demand for the Mirai grew so quickly that Toyota opted to increase production, but this has not necessarily been the case in California. Indeed, Toyota is beginning to limit the delivery of the Mirai due to concerns of lacking hydrogen…

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US aims to speed the development of hydrogen fuel stations

Hydrogen fuel infrastructure is becoming a priority as fuel cell vehicles begin coming to the US Fuel cell vehicles are coming to the United States, with drivers seeing more and more of these vehicles becoming available. While fuel cell vehicles are becoming more common, the number of hydrogen fuel stations available to consumers is quite low. Lacking infrastructure, among other issues, is making fuel cell vehicles less attractive to consumers, who see the low number of fueling stations and note that actually owning a fuel cell vehicle would be somewhat…

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Toyota to deliver hydrogen fuel stations to California

Automaker will be delivering mobile hydrogen stations that may make fuel cell vehicles more attractive Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it will be delivering temporary hydrogen fuel stations to California, where its new vehicle, the Mirai, is being sold. Dealers offering the Mirai will receive these temporary hydrogen stations. Many of these dealers have reported that interest in the Mirai is quite high, but the lack of a hydrogen infrastructure has prevented consumers from having their Mirai’s delivered. Without a hydrogen infrastructure in place, fuel cell vehicles have limited…

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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel vehicle is finding some success in California

Automaker has delivered 22 units of the Mirai to customers in California Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is beginning to find traction among consumers in California. In the first month that the vehicle was made available, some 22 units of the Mirai have been delivered to drivers in the state, according to Toyota. Many consumers have shown interest in the Mirai because of its high efficiency, with the ability to travel more than 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. Toyota intends to sell some 30,000…

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