Honda Helps Kick-Off the California Fuel Cell Partnership

12/27/2000 6:23:00 AM

Honda joined the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) in October 1999 to help demonstrate the future potential of fuel cell vehicles. The Partnership was established to demonstrate the potential of fuel cell technology, identify issues regarding potential fuels and fueling infrastructure, and to increase public awareness of fuel cell technology.

On November 1, Honda along with other manufacturers involved in the Partnership invited officials from the public and private sector, as well as members of the media to visit the new California Fuel Cell Partnership site and fuel cell refueling station in Sacramento, Calif.

"The fuel cell vehicle has great potential for the next millennium, and the Partnership shares a common goal of seeing that potential become reality," said Ben Knight, vice president of Honda Research & Development Americas. "The Partnership will play a key role in educating the public on fuel cells and in helping to identify and develop the infrastructure to support fuel cell vehicles."

In addition to Honda, the Partnership is made up of auto manufacturers DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen; energy providers BP, Shell and Texaco; fuel cell makers Ballard Power Systems and IFC; and California and Federal government agencies.

Honda's fuel cell vehicle, the FCX-V3, makes its media debut at the new California Fuel Cell Partnership site and fuel cell refueling station in Sacramento, Calif.