The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected True Zero to build 12 new hydrogen stations in the commission’s latest round of grant awards, with the objective to help build out the state’s retail hydrogen fueling network.
A total of $26.6 million will be provided by the CEC to the California-based company, including grants for capital cost share and operation and maintenance support for the 12 new stations.
Joel Ewanick, CEO of True Zero, said “We couldn’t be prouder to have been chosen by the Energy Commission as the partner for these 12 hydrogen stations. It is an awesome responsibility to be on the front lines fighting for California’s goals, helping to reduce the state’s thirst for fuel and hopefully pushing us toward the extinction of the internal combustion engine. We’re so grateful for this opportunity, and we won’t let the people of California down.”
True Zero recently opened its 18th retail hydrogen station in California and with the possible new additions, it is now slated to increase its statewide network to at least 31 stations.
Ewanick added that with these 12 new stations, there will be a transition to higher volume technology, enabling True Zero to serve more fuel cell cars with simultaneous fills at each location. This scale effect will provide an even better customer experience and, eventually, a more competitive price at the station so that more customers are encouraged to choose fuel cell electric vehicles over conventional fuel. Mass adoption of zero-emission vehicles is the ultimate goal. Source: NGT PWKD17112017