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State OKs funding for four hydrogen fueling stations in San Diego County

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 17:18:01-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - State regulators have approved $39.1 million in funding for a slew of hydrogen refueling stations, including four in San Diego County, officials said Saturday.

The funding, for a total of 123 stations statewide, will "expand California's early commercial light duty hydrogen refueling and fuel cell electric vehicle markets and (will) accommodate the projected FCEV roll-out in 2021-2024," according to the California Energy Commission.

Funds were awarded to three companies -- FirstElement, Iwatani and Shell -- for 36 hydrogen stations to service passenger vehicles. Another 87 stations were also recommended for funding to these same awardees in subsequent funding batches.

The funding awarded Friday includes stations at the following locations:

  • 1832 W. Washington St., San Diego
  • 1666 First Ave., San Diego
  • 11030 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego
  • 7170 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad

The stations are funded by Assembly Bill 8, passed in 2013.