The House Hydrogen and Fuel cell caucus organized a briefing for members of Congress to hear some of the benefits and future plans for hydrogen fuel cell technology for the U.S.
"Fuel cells and hydrogen energy are a key to utilizing cleaner, domestic energy sources," said Caucus Co-Chair Representative John Larson. "From ending our dependence on foreign oil, reducing harmful emissions, and spurring American manufacturing, fuel cells will play a critical role in solving some of our most pressing problems."
Larson introduced a piece of legislation in 2012 to provide the fuel cell industry with a 30 percent tax credit, but the bill was never enacted.
Hyundai became the first automaker to offer a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in June. People have the opportunity to lease the Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell for $499 per month which includes unlimited free hydrogen refueling and valet maintenance. The driving range on a Tuscon Fuel Cell is 265 miles.