California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 8 into law, extending the programs that accelerate the turnover of older vehicles and equipment and the investment in the development and deployment of advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve the California’s air quality, climate, and energy goals through January 1, 2024. The bill includes a provision to fund at least 100 hydrogen stations with a commitment of up to $20 million a year from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
“The technology is here and automakers are ready,” said Catherine Dunwoody, executive director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP). “Before they can sell or lease fuel cell electric vehicles, a much larger fueling infrastructure must be in place.”
Assembly Bill 8 was supported by a broad range of 80-plus stakeholders, led by the American Lung Association, CALSTART and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA).
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