On September 28, 2013, the state of California approved a bill that will spend $20 million per year on hydrogen fuel stations until 2024. The measure, labeled Assembly Bill 8 (AB8), will commence until 100 fuel stations are constructed. Only 227 hydrogen-fueled vehicles are currently in the state, and the bill funding will come from California residents through “smog abatement” fees and vehicle registration.

Currently, only nine such hydrogen stations exist among California’s “hydrogen highway,” an initiative designed to line the coast with hi...


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