Hyundai to Open Public Hydrogen Fueling Station in California
The new fuel station will be completed by October 2014, using a $3 million grant awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to Hydrogen Frontier Inc., and will become the first publicly accessible hydrogen fueling station in San Bernardino County.
“Hyundai has been supporting governments, energy companies and other organizations globally to develop an easily accessible and affordable hydrogen infrastructure,” said Dr. Sung Hwan Cho, president, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. “With world-class partners like Hydrogen Frontier and the support of the California government, we are expanding the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and taking one more step toward mass production of a fuel cell electric vehicle.”
Production of the Hyundai Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell, the world’s first assembly-line built hydrogen-powered vehicle, started this year in South Korea and will be sold to regular customers starting 2015. At the time of writing, some examples of the Fuel Cell ix35 are being tested as fleet cars in London, UK and Copenhagen, Denmark.