California's Hydrogen Transportation Initiatives
This page last reviewed September 30, 2013
As zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), hydrogen fuel cells play a significant role in reducing California's greenhouse gas and smog emissions. The California Air Resources Board's most recent Advanced Clean Cars Program builds upon the ZEV Regulation in place since 1990, and rapidly increases numbers of ZEV technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. By mid-century, 87% of cars on the road will need to be full ZEVs. This will place California on a path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, a goal adopted by many nations and believed necessary to stabilize climate temperature.
Governor Signs AB 8 - Extending programs aimed at reducing auto emissions until 2024, including a provision to fund at least 100 hydrogen stations with a commitment of up to $20 million per year.