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A Peek Under the Hood of a Fuel Cell Car

California, the state with more fuel cell activity than any other, has 23 stations -- 17 in Southern California and half a dozen in the Bay Area and Sacramento.

Published: 03-Jan-2007

It would be nice to say that driving a fuel cell car around the Bay Area for a couple of days was a little like being a pioneer in the world of personal transportation.

But the reality is it's a car that, in most ways, behaves like nearly every other car out there -- it just fuels up a bit different, sounds a bit different, and is a bit different.

There are not many fuel cell cars running around California roads -- the fleet can be measured in the dozens of vehicles -- because there are not many fuel cell filling stations out there. California, the state with more fuel cell activity than any other, has 23 stations -- 17 in Southern California and half a dozen in the Bay Area and Sacramento.

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