Three fuel cell electric passenger vehicles will be on display from 1-5 p.m. today at the AC Transit headquarters in Oakland in a program arranged by Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Business and Economic Development.
The display and demonstration is part of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), a public-private collaboration of organizations including auto manufacturers, energy providers, fuel cell technology companies and government agencies working together to promote the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles.
Keith Malone of the CaFCP said hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle technologies are a central part of a long-term strategy for air quality, climate protection and energy diversity.
Displayed at AC Transit's headquarters at 1600 Franklin Ave. will be a
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai, in addition, one of AC Transit's 12 fuel cell electric buses will be shown.
Malone said Toyota will begin selling its fuel cell car, the Mirai, at the end of the year. Honda's Clarity will go on sale next year. Hyundai has already begun leasing the Tucson.
More automakers are expected in the coming years, with 15 hydrogen fueling stations now planned in the Bay Area. Twp already are in operation at AC Transit's Emeryville bus fueling station.
Thursday's workshop is for local government officials and business representative to discuss the upcoming deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and supporting hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Participants will include fuel cell vehicle manufacturers, hydrogen safety experts and refueling station developers.