CaFCP Drives Towards the Future

6/11/2001 9:11:00 PM

The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) held a media briefing and ride 'n drive event on April 18th featuring fuel cell-powered electric vehicles at historic Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This event marked the first time the Partnership's fuel cell vehicles had appeared together in Southern California.

Honda, along with automobile manufacturers Nissan, Ford and DaimlerChrysler, participated in the daylong event outside of the California Science Center. Other participants in the event included XCELLSiS, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Ballard Power System and Stuart Energy Systems.

Environmental and automotive media were given a presentation by CaCFP representatives communicating the strategies and goals of the partnership, and witnessed a Honda FCX-V3 fuel cell vehicle being refueled with hydrogen provided by Stuart Energy Systems. The journalists also had the opportunity to drive all of the fuel cell vehicles on display.

The CaFCP is a public-private venture working together to demonstrate fuel cell electric vehicles and explore an alternative fuel infrastructure. When fueled by hydrogen, fuel cell vehicles have zero emissions - the byproduct of the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen is water and heat.

Ben Knight, vice president of Honda Research & Development, shows off the Honda FCX-V3 to South Pasadena High School students at the CaFCP Los Angeles media event.