Image source does not exist News Release: 2011-06-21 MEDIA ADVISORY: Hydrogen-powered clean energy and car technology on display

Release #:11-25

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Dimitri Stanich

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hydrogen-powered clean energy and car technology on display

Manufacturers to showcase state-of-the-art fuel-cell technology

SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, June 23 the Air Resources Board will host an event to showcase the latest advances in hydrogen fuel-cell powered automobiles and electricity production. On display will be technology from Multiquip, a bus from AC Transit, and fuel-cell powered vehicles from Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Nissan and Toyota.

NOTE:  There will also be a presentation of hydrogen fuel-cell technologies at the ARB meeting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (2nd floor, Cal/EPA building)

Background: The Air Resources Board is striving to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on California’s roads and highways by 2020. Thursday’s showcase will highlight the advances in a clean-energy technology that uses hydrogen as a fuel to produce electricity with water vapor as the only byproduct. This electricity can power buildings or factories, or propel cars, trucks and buses using highly efficient electric motors.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.