On June 4, Shell Hydrogen announced the opening of an H2 pump integrated into a traditional gas station on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard near Federal Avenue. A week later, General Motors announced that GM and Clean Energy are opening a hydrogen fueling station in the fall near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to help the participants in Project Driveway refuel close to home.
Tomorrow, the Shell Hydrogen station on Santa Monica Boulevard officially opens and the California Air Resources Board is expected to talk about the funding for three additional hydrogen fueling stations in California under Governor Schwarzenegger’s Hydrogen Highways Initiative.
And, if this weren’t enough, the Honda FCX Clarity will start rolling out July 1 in the Los Angeles area to a small group of celebrities and other notables that I’ve already talked about. Jamie Lee Curtis and husband Christopher guests lead the A list of celebrities while Jon Spallino and family continue the tradition of a regular family leasing a Honda FCX (something they have done since 2005).
So, for fans who are hyper over hydrogen this summer, a trip may be in order to catch a glimpse of what the future holds in regard to fuel cell autos and public hydrogen refueling stations. Hey, Disneyland isn’t for everyone.