General Motors has selected the U.S. Navy to be among the first customers to take delivery – under the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I) – of its Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell SUV. The H2I program aims to promote hydrogen-fueled vehicles as one of the island's mainstream transportation options and seeks to create a sustainable energy ecosystem in the Aloha State. The H2I plan calls for 25 hydrogen stations to be installed in strategic locations on O'ahu by 2015, making the fuel easily accessible to all of its 900,000 or so residents.
Back on December 8th, General Motors and The Gas Company announced that ten additional organizations joined the H2I, including: the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT); U.S. Department of Energy; FuelCell Energy; Aloha Petroleum Ltd; Louis Berger Group; U.S. Pacific Command, supported by the U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Army Pacific, and U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; the County of Hawaii; University of California – Irvine, and the University of Hawaii.
[Source: General Motors]
Navy Takes Delivery of GM Fuel Cell Vehicle
HONOLULU – The U.S. Navy is among the first customers to take delivery of a GM fuel cell vehicle as part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, which aims to integrate hydrogen as an essential building block for a sustainable energy ecosystem in the Aloha State.
General Motors and 11 partner companies, agencies and universities announced a commitment Dec. 8 to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015. The H2I goal is to install up to 25 hydrogen stations in strategic locations around Oahu, putting the fuel within reach of all 1 million residents.
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