The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established a new public-private partnership called H2USA that will help expand hydrogen refueling infrastructure to support growth in fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
Through H2USA, industry and government partners will focus on identifying actions to encourage early adopters of fuel-cell electric vehicles, conduct coordinated technical and market analysis, and evaluate alternative fueling infrastructure that can enable cost reductions and economies of scale.
‘Fuel cell technologies are an important part of an all-of-the-above approach to diversify America's transportation sector,’ said David Danielson, the DOE's assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. ‘By bringing together key stakeholders from across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen industry, the H2USA partnership will help advance affordable fuel-cell electric vehicles.’
Members of the H2USA partnership include the American Gas Association, Association of Global Automakers, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Hyundai Motor America, ITM Power, Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nissan North America Research and Development, Proton OnSite and Toyota Motor North America.