Advancing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in San Francisco and Beyond
San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition has kicked off a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) to accelerate the adoption of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) in the Bay Area. The project objectives will:
Increase community awareness of the availability and value of hydrogen and FCEVs
Drive market demand for FCEVs through SunShares, an established, public-facing group procurement program
Update and harmonize best practices in the permitting and inspection of hydrogen fueling stations among Bay Area Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs)
Deliver hydrogen safety and best practice education to elected officials and planning, building inspection, and public safety professionals across the Bay Area
Hydrogen and FCEVs 101
This presentation covers how FCEVs fit into California's goal of reaching 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030 and how hydrogen has been implemented in cars, buses, heavy-duty trucks and more. View the PDF of the presentation here.
As part of the grant, we are producing a monthly “Clean Cities Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle” e-newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter and hear about the progress of the grant, progress of station development in the Bay Area, and read about relevant world-wide hydrogen and FCEV news.
March, 2017: Introducing the Hydrogen and FCEV Newsletter
April, 2017: FCEVs Available to Consumers
May, 2017: Hydrogen and FCEVs Featured at 2017 ACT Expo
June, 2017: FCEV Sales and Market Forecast
July, 2017: Webinar for Code Officials on Hydrogen and FCEVs
August, 2017: Annual Hydrogen Fuel and Vehicle Evaluation
September, 2017: Four Ways Fuel Cells Power Up the U.S. Military
October, 2017: Hydrogen and FCEVs Featured at Fleet Week and EV Week in SF
November, 2017: Toyota to Build New Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Plant in CA
December, 2017: Regional Hydrogen Briefings for Officials
January, 2018: Success Story: Regional Hydrogen Briefings for Officials
February, 2018: Governor Brown Sets New Targets for Zero Emission Vehicles
April, 2018: Realizing the Potential of Renewable Hydrogen
July, 2018: A Closer Look at the Heavy-Duty FCEV Industry
August, 2018: 2018 Evaluation of FCEV and Hydrogen Development
September, 2018: A Commitment to 100% Carbon-Free Hydrogen for Transportation by 2030
October, 2018: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Military Use
November, 2018: Liquid Hydrogen Production Plant for Western U.S.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
California is implementing a network of hydrogen fueling stations to support FCEVs. The following is a snapshot of station development as of June 4, 2018. The interactive station map is available here.
Regional Hydrogen Briefings for Officials
On January 23 and 26, the City and County of San Francisco's Department of the Environment partnered with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) on regional hydrogen briefings in San Francisco and San Jose. A program was crafted that gave attendees a chance to learn from individuals who are directly involved in the deployment of fuel cell electric cars and hydrogen stations, as well as related codes and standards, emergency response, funding, and policy making.
Below are all the materials from the briefings, including a list of individuals who can assist with identifying resources and subject matter experts:
FCEVs are Electric Vehicles - CaFCP
Hydrogen Station Infrastructure - California Energy Commission
Overview of Hydrogen Station Development in CA - California Energy Commission
True Zero - FirstElement Fuel Brand
True Zero - Retail Hydrogen Station Network