Seal Beach, California – General Motors Corporation and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has announced that Clean Energy will open a hydrogen fuelling station in Los Angeles with support from GM. The two companies also announced that they are exploring further opportunities to expand the hydrogen infrastructure.
The station will be located at Clean Energy’s compressed natural gas (CNG) facility near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and will be used by drivers taking part in Chevrolet’s Project Driveway fuel cell vehicle testing. It is expected to be operational by early fall. GM and Clean Energy are discussing potential opportunities to expand the station into a network of hydrogen fuelling stations.
“Developing and growing hydrogen infrastructure is vital to GM’s efforts to bring larger volumes of fuel cell vehicles to the market,” said Mary Beth Stanek, GM’s director of energy and environmental policy and commercialization. “We’re supporting this hydrogen station near LAX because we recognize a critical role for Clean Energy’s existing CNG infrastructure in helping expand the hydrogen infrastructure. We expect to learn important lessons from Clean Energy’s expertise in developing and operating a network of natural gas fuelling stations.”