Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, marking the launch of the holiday season. It also causes us to reflect on our accomplishments, individual and collective, personal and professional.
At the Fuel Cell Partnership, we wanted to express our thanks to the many individuals, organizations, and accomplishments in the hydrogen and fuel cell world that we have encountered over the past year.
Below is the list that we have compiled. We apologize for anyone or anything we’ve forgotten – so much has happened in 2017!
- The trailblazers, early adopters, and pioneers – our champions! - driving the fuel cell cars, buses, trucks, and forklifts; and the photos they send us of their vehicles (license plates!) and the cool locations they’ve visited with them
- Hydrogen station co-funding from the California Energy Commission; and the station developers who co-fund, build and operate the stations across California. We have 31 stations and more in development. At least 100 stations by 2020!
- Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota with their Clarity, Tucson and Mirai cars on the road. A new Hyundai new year! And a Mercedes-Benz plug-in fuel cell in 2019!
- California’s commitment to renewable hydrogen and clean air
- Cars that kick butt and are fun to drive!
- Being able to find stations with the CaFCP SOSS app and station map
- The members of the California Fuel Cell Partnership and the partnership we have built with them over the past 18 years
- The grassroots enthusiasm we see on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others social media; and the willingness by so many to learn and share about the technology.
- 20 fuel cell buses and the transit agencies that operate them: AC Transit, OCTA and Sunline. And 33 buses more on the way!
- The working relationships we have built across the globe, with colleagues in Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, China, Norway, New Zealand, the U.K. and elsewhere