Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are on the road today. These innovative, zero emission cars can travel 300 to 400 miles per tank and refuel in just three to five minutes.
Three of the world’s leading automakers - Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota - each offer FCVs in North American, European, and East Asian markets. More car companies plan to introduce their own FCV models in the coming years, along with expansion into new regions around the world.
Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are electric vehicles. Rather than storing electricity from the grid in a battery, FCVs combine oxygen from the air with hydrogen fuel to generate electricity on board the vehicle to power an electric motor, with the only tailpipe emission being water vapor. FCVs are the only zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) platform now, or for the foreseeable future, that replicates today’s drivers experience of being able to travel 300-400 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel and refuel in 3-5 minutes. In other words, fuel cell vehicles offer consumers the option of Zero Emissions with Zero Compromises.
In just the few short years of being available, today there are more than 7,000 light-duty FCVs operating in California offered by Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. In addition, across the country there are tens of thousands of fuel cell powered forklifts, dozens of fuel cell buses, and early demonstrations of zero-emission fuel cell class 8 trucks underway, all deployed alongside needed hydrogen fueling stations to keep them running.
To enable deep-decarbonization and emissions reductions in the transportation sector, fuel cell vehicles will play an integral role.
If you want to learn more about these innovative, clean energy cars, check out the fact sheets below and visit the ZERØ EMISSIONS. ZERØ COMPROMISE. website at www.zeroemissions.org. The site has plenty of pictures, links, and information to share online for National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day!