Hydrogen Fueling Overview
The most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen, is among the cleanest and greenest fuels for powering cars. This is possible thanks to sophisticated fuel cell technology that can be applied in electric vehicles using compressed hydrogen gas. In a fuel cell, hydrogen reacts electrochemically to produce electricity to power the car. The only waste product is water vapor.
While the current price of hydrogen is higher than gasoline, fuel cells are approximately 2.5 times more efficient than gasoline engines. An added bonus is that most fuel cell car manufacturers include three years’ worth of free fuel with a vehicle.
Hydrogen fuel cell electric cars qualify for many very attractive consumer incentives. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers its largest standard rebate for fuel cell electric vehicles at $4,500. Fuel cell cars also qualify for the Clean Air Vehicle decal allowing solo access to carpool lanes. Find more benefits for Californian’s that drive electric.