Fuel Cell Vehicles and Infrastructure

January 28, 2010

By Alleyn Harned | January 28, 2010 at 06:23 PM EST |

Even with the switch to an all fuels approach from hydrogen specific goals of the past, a number of excellent commercial vehicles have experienced considerable testing and are moving towards commercialization. Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, and GM are expecting to commercialize and sell tens of thousands of fuel cell vehicles between 2015 and 2020. These vehicles are going to be full sized or SUV vehicles.

Honda discussed their FCX Clarity (which was shown on the Washington Auto Show floor), and the real scalability. With 200-300 vehicles using fueling stations, hydrogen at current production rates could be $2 / gallon gasoline equivalent. Honda also teased their home hydrogen solar fueling systema that was later announced.

Gm’s Global Energy Systems team is ready for launch, and perhaps seeing the recovery flow towards battery electric, GM stressed the need to work together on all fuel technology to successfully achieve greenhouse, economic, and national security goals.

Wired is running an article about an east coast hydrogen highway including a refueling stop in Richmond.