Has California's Hydrogen Highway Run 'Out of Gas'?

Each of the last three organizations offered a state grant toward a fueling station has decided not to pursue the project; and three stations have recently closed.

Published: 10-Jan-2008

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's vision of a "hydrogen highway" - 100 fueling stations by 2010 that would make it practical for California motorists to use nonpolluting hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles - has hit a roadblock.

Each of the last three organizations offered a state grant toward a fueling station has decided not to pursue the project. In the most recent rejection, Pacific Gas and Electric decided not to build a key San Francisco Bay Area fueling station in San Carlos.

In addition, three stations have recently closed, including one in Richmond that served Contra Costa County buses and was dismantled this week.

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