The Spallino family, living in the Los Angeles area, will be among the first individuals to begin utilizing the first of California's Hydrogen Highway refueling stations, a statewide infrastructure build out underway to offer hydrogen refueling station access to private individuals. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the state's commitment to a Hydrogen Highway in April of this year, creating a public and private partnership to build California's Hydrogen Highway by 2010.
"We applaud the Governor and his administration for their environmental vision and their commitment to keeping California on the cutting edge of new technology development," said Mendel. "Without this initiative, we could not be taking the steps we are today."
We still think that battery powered cars (like the Volvo 3CC) and plug-in hybrids that run on batteries most of the time make more sense, especially since we have the technology to make them right now, but this is still good news. It is not one technology alone that will save the day, and having more experience and knowledge about hydrogen and fuel cells can only be beneficial.