CaFCP 20th Anniversary

CaFCP 20th Anniversary

Earlier this year, we quietly celebrated our 20th anniversary as the California Fuel Cell Partnership in a blog post. We were launched on Earth Day 1999 with a goal to bring together automakers, government, private industry and others to further fuel cell technology for transportation.

Last week, we culminated our 20th anniversary with a celebration in Sacramento.

A Road Map for Zero Emission, Fuel Cell Electric Buses in California

The California Fuel Cell Partnership released its second bus road map, Fuel Cell Electric Buses Enable 100% Zero Emission Bus Procurement by 2029, calling for 11 essential actions and setting new industry targets needed to widely adopt fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) in the Golden State.

The road map’s release comes on the heels of two different, but inter-related dynamics: the continuing maturity of FCEB technology and fleets across the globe, and the increasing demand for zero-emission transit in California and across the U.S.

CaFCP Celebrates 20 Years of Collaboration

On April 22, 1999, stakeholders representing automakers, government and private industry launched the California Fuel Cell Partnership, with the goal of furthering development of fuel cell electric vehicle technology and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Twenty years later, our collaboration has grown to include local, state and federal government agencies, automakers, fuel cell manufacturers, hydrogen station developers and operators, hydrogen producers, transit agencies, universities and others. We work together to further the commercialization of fuel cell cars, buses and trucks, expand the hydrogen fueling network and increase the production of zero-carbon hydrogen. 

Unsung Hydrogen Heroes - AC Transit

AC Transit has invested the past two decades in building the most comprehensive fuel cell electric bus demonstration program in the United States, featuring a growing fleet of zero-emission buses, on-site hydrogen production and fueling, on-site fleet maintenance and ongoing independent performance evaluation of the fuel cell bus fleet.