Stop focusing solely on battery-electric vehicles, include hydrogen FCEVs too, California legislators urge Gov. Newsom

California legislators have today (10th Nov) urged Governor Gavin Newsom to include hydrogen fuel cell technology in all administrative and agency efforts to achieve the goals outlined in his recent executive order, calling for only zero emission cars and passenger trucks to be sold in the US state by 2035.

In a letter shared with H2 View, nine members of the State Senate and Assembly call on Newsom to take a “technology-neutral” approach to decarbonisation and not focus California’s transportation sector investments solely on battery-electric vehicles, particularly in medium and heavy-duty transportation applications where they say fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) may be the only solution.

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