CaFCPCalifornia Fuel Cell Partnership
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Kyo Hatori, chief of operations for Toyota at CaFCP, says that the company has developed a 90-kilowatt fuel cell stack that is equal to approximately 110 hp.
"In addition to our research, our focus on practical near-term applications, such as fuel cell buses, supports the mission of CaFCP."
Contact: Chris White, CaFCP, phone 916-371-2899, website
"...[I]t is vitally important that the fuel dispensing nozzles are verified to industry standards," said CaFCP executive director Catherine Dunwoody.
Contact: CaFCP, phone 916-371-2870, e-mail
Additionally, CaFCP said it plans to publish resource materials that will help members and California communities implement demonstration programs, including an updated Emergency Response Guide; Fuel Station Implementation Resource; Codes and Standards Resource; and Hydrogen Vehicle Facilities Studies.
Contact: Joe Irvin, CaFCP, phone 916-371-2899, e-mail
During the next four years, CaFCP said it plans to "facilitate the placement of fuel cell passenger cars operating within the state, primarily focused in the greater Los Angeles region and the San Francisco-Sacramento corridor," while fuel cell-powered buses will operate in regular, daily revenue service in "at least three transit districts."
CaFCP said the aim of the 400-mile rally, which will feature eight zero-emission fuel cell (FC)-powered vehicles developed by the partnership's automakers, is to "demonstrate the capabilities and technology of [FC] mobility." The partnership noted that the rally will also include such "public events" as opportunities to test-drive the vehicles.
"May is 'Clean Air Month' in California, a time to focus on the challenges of finding ways to improve the air we breathe," said 2003 CaFCP chair Alan Lloyd.
"When we started this demonstration program four years ago, we had eight members involved, including just two automakers and one fuel cell company," said California Air Resources Board (CARB) chair and former CaFCP chair Alan Lloyd.
Since its formation, CaFCP noted that it has "reached almost half a million Californians with information about fuel cell vehicles and fueling, and the benefits that this energy-efficient, environmentally sound technology can offer." The partnership said it expects to continue joint activities in upcoming years, "with a focus on placing vehicles in the hands of real-world users, continuing demonstration of fuel alternatives and ongoing emphasis on outreach and education."