The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) published a strategic vision that details the significance of establishing a self-sustaining market for fuel cell vehicles, which includes establishing 1,000 hydrogen fueling stations in the state by 2030.
The document “The California Fuel Cell Revolution: A Vision for Advancing Economic, Social, and Environmental Priorities,” broke down three strategic priorities that are needed to accelerate the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles. This includes fostering large-scale infrastructure development for hydrogen, building consumer demand for fuel cell cars, and leveraging fuel cell products to amplify technological innovations, all of which are set to collectively establish economic, social and environmental benefits, according to the document
The document envisions that establishing 1,000 hydrogen stations would enable up to 1,000,000 fuel electric vehicles on California roads in 2030, according to the CaFCP. It states that, by doing this, 639.5 million gallons of gasoline can be displaced per year.
It also explores the synergies between light-duty and heavy-duty fueling infrastructure, the opportunities for renewable hydrogen and the role of hydrogen in the increasingly renewable electrical grid. The document states that deploying dedicated hydrogen stations for fuel cell trucks near ports and along California’s highways offers the potential for large, rapid growth in hydrogen demand.
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