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Hydrogen Fueling Station helps launch fuel cell electric vehicle fleet

UC Irvine's Hydrogen Fueling Station, operated by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, was selected by General Motors to help…

October 18, 2007

UC Irvine’s Hydrogen Fueling Station, operated by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, was selected by General Motors to help launch the world’s largest fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles. A caravan of six Chevy Equinox fuel cell electric vehicles came through the Irvine-Newport Coast-Laguna Beach area this week to help introduce reporters and others to “Project Driveway,” in which hundreds of drivers from California, New York and Washington, D.C., will be selected to test drive 100 vehicles at three-month intervals, beginning in January. About two-thirds of the vehicles will be deployed in Southern California. The vehicles were fueled using the Hydrogen Fueling Station’s advanced fueling technology, which was demonstrated throughout the week.