US: GM in LA hydrogen refuel partnership

By just-auto.com editorial team | 12 June 2008

General Motors has said it was partnering with Clean Energy Fuels on a new hydrogen refuelling station in Los Angeles that the companies hoped would be the first of many.

In a statement cited by Reuters, the two companies said they were discussing opportunities to expand the first station, which will be located near Los Angeles International Airport, into a network of hydrogen stations to refuel fuel cell vehicles.

The new fueling station will be used by drivers taking part in GM's Los Angeles-area test of its Chevy Equinox fuel-cell-powered car, the company said.

The news agency noted that GM said in April it aims to have 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in California between 2012 and 2014 to comply with the state's goal to put thousands of cleaner cars on its roads. California currently has only a handful of such stations.