US EPA Joins California Fuel Cell Partnership

July 14, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP, West Sacramento, CA) announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Washington, DC) has joined its public-private venture to demonstrate and promote fuel cell vehicles as a technology both environmentally safe and commercially viable.

"The EPA is excited about the potential for fuel cells to be the long-term solution for reconciling transportation and the environment," said Margo Oge, director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality. "We look forward to supporting the ambitious goals of the California Fuel Cell Partnership by making our testing facilities available and by providing objective assessments of the emissions performance and fuel efficiency of the new fuel cell vehicles as they emerge."