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FCHEA: Northeastern US set to be the next big market for hydrogen
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FCHEA: Northeastern US set to be the next big market for hydrogen

The next big market for hydrogen is exactly what Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), described the Northeast of the US as when he exclusively sat down with H2 View to discuss the next steps for hydrogen mobility in the nation.

For many years now, California has been the hydrogen hotspot in the US, boasting more than 9,200 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and the majority of the US’ stations. But now a shift in the market is starting to emerge, and automakers along with hydrogen station developers are setting their sights on the Northeast – a region where many zero emission vehicle goals have already been set.

Of course, options for zero emission vehicles include both battery-electric and fuel cell electric, but both need to be made available to consumers, leading to a expected hydrogen spike in the region which consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

Zero emission vehicle programmes and legislation are exactly where California’s journey to hydrogen-fuelled mobility started, and in September 2020 the state vowed that only zero emission cars and passenger trucks, like hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, will be sold by 2035.

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