Achieving hydrogen fuelling self-sufficiency in California

Hydrogen fuelling network self-sufficiency can likely be achieved within the decade with additional State support beyond Assembly Bill 8, a central driving force in the development of a Californian hydrogen fuelling network for light duty fuel cell electric vehicles.

That’s according to a new report finalised by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) which evaluates the economics of hydrogen fuelling stations, assesses the amount of State support which could result in self-sufficiency, and estimates the timing to achieve self-sufficiency

“State action to support the development of a self-sufficient hydrogen fuelling network could provide significant benefits to hydrogen fuelling consumers,” the report reads. “At the same time, State investments can set the course for reducing total cost of ownership in the early fuel cell electric vehicle market.”

Released this month, the report is the culmination of a five-year research and evaluation effort that began in 2016 with an extensive industry survey and interview process, completed in collaboration with the California Energy Commission.

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