Hyundai FCEV Testing Launches at Hydro Station Unveiling

February 17, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Hyundai Motor Co. (Seoul, Korea), in partnership with UTC Fuel Cells and ChevronTexaco, unveiled a hydrogen energy station at the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center in Chino, CA. The project is part of a Department of Energy-sponsored Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration Validation Program.

The new hydrogen energy station will fuel a fleet of five Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) based out of the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center. Other fleets will be tested out of AC Transit in Oakland, CA, and Southern California Edison over the duration of the program. The Chino hydrogen energy station is part of a five-year US Department of Energy cost-sharing program that is designed to demonstrate safe, practical hydrogen technologies in real-world settings. ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures is leading the project in collaboration with Hyundai Motor and UTC Fuel Cells.