Air Liquide, a hydrogen supply-chain company, says that its first hydrogen station installed in California – in the city of Anaheim – has achieved its 1,000th hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fill-up after just 100 days in operation.
Opened to the public since December 2016, this station has already enabled hydrogen-powered vehicles to cover 250,000 kilometers, avoiding about 56 tons of atmospheric CO2 emissions.
As reported, this new station installed and operated by Air Liquide is part of a state of California program designed to support the deployment and use of hydrogen vehicles, with about 50 hydrogen stations planned in California by the end of 2017.
The Anaheim station, like all of the stations designed and installed by Air Liquide, is able to recharge hydrogen-powered electric vehicles in less than five minutes for a driving range of around 500 kilometers. Used in a fuel cell, the hydrogen combines with the oxygen in the air to produce electricity without generating any byproduct other than water and offering an extended range capacity.
To date, 75 hydrogen stations have already been designed and installed by Air Liquide worldwide.