For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013
Media Contact: Alison apRoberts - 916-654-4989
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles on Display
California Energy Commission showcases zero tailpipe emission automobiles
What: Several vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells will be on display outside the California Energy Commission in downtown Sacramento.
Visuals: 2012 Honda FCX Clarity - Sedan
2012 Hyundai ix35 FCEV - SUV
2005 Nissan XTrail FCV - Crossover SUV
2011 Mercedes Benz BClass FCell - Hatchback
2009 Toyota FCHV-adv - SUV
Opportunities to ride and drive the vehicles will be available.
When: 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Where: California Energy Commission,
1516 Ninth Street (between O and P streets)
Why: The Energy Commission on Wednesday is slated to approve more than $18 million to expand hydrogen fueling stations in California at its 9 a.m. business meeting. These awards will help to fulfill the Governor's Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan supporting the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles to meet a goal of having 1.5 million "green" vehicles on the state's roads by 2025.
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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, six basic responsibilities guide the Energy Commission as it sets state energy policy: forecasting future energy needs; licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger; promoting energy efficiency and conservation by setting the state's appliance and building efficiency standards; supporting public interest energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development, and demonstration programs; developing renewable energy resources and alternative renewable energy technologies for buildings, industry and transportation; planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies.
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