That’s according to a new report released by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which highlights that in 2020, an additional 94 stations were proposed for the state through the Energy Commission’s latest grant solicitation programme.

Signed into law in 2013, Assembly Bill 8 funded at least 100 hydrogen stations serving passenger vehicles, however, due to decreased station costs, and changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, more than 170 hydrogen stations have now been funded.

On the report, Bill Elrick, Executive Director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), said, “California is a leader in the rollout of zero-emission vehicles, including fuel cell electric cars.

“The CARB self-sufficiency study confirms our early global leadership and shows that we can have the world’s first self-sufficient hydrogen fuelling network. The path forward to scale up product and rollout of zero-emissions vehicles and supporting infrastructure requires partnership between government and private stakeholders.

“Challenges remain, but this analysis gives us goof news that we are on the right path, and with the right investment and policies, we can achieve self-sufficiency sooner than anybody had originally anticipated.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.