Believe it or not, people still drive hydrogen-fuel vehicles. And they live in California, seemingly the only state to make plans to triple the number of hydrogen fueling stations in the next five years. One Irvine-based company, FirstElement Fuel, is poised to benefit from that investment. But, how many will use them? Read more >>
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FirstElement Fuel — along with firms like fossil fuel giant Shell — is working to make hydrogen more accessible. And this expansion could benefit the roughly 7,500 Californians who currently drive hydrogen cars such as Hyundai’s Nexo or Toyota’s Marai. Meanwhile the electric vehicle market is booming. California alone has roughly 73,000 EV chargers, serving the approximately 425,300 plug-in vehicles registered in the state today.
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