California’s first hydrogen station with four fuelling positions has opened in Fountain Valley.
Developed by FirstElement Fuel, it is California’s largest capacity station to date (1,200kg of hydrogen per day) and has a total of five nozzles – four H70 nozzles and one H35 nozzle.
The next largest station for passenger cars is the True Zero station in Oakland (800kg of hydrogen per day), whichh opened in late 2019.
With four fuelling positions, four cars will be able to fuel simultaneously, increasing the number of vehicles served in a shorter time.
This and future stations like it will help meet the needs of the growing fuel cell passenger car market in the Orange County area and across California.
The station offers 100% renewable hydrogen. California requires that at least 33% of hydrogen fuel come from renewable sources.
For stations that qualify for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard ZEV infrastructure credit, that amount increases to 40%.
The Foundtain Valley True Zero station will be open 24 hours a day and is located at 18480 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.