The Hydrogen Road Tour 2008 starts August 10 and continues through August 23 this year. Covering 31 cities in 13 days and 18 different states, the Hydrogen Road Tour 2008 will showcase fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen ICE vehicles and hydrogen refueling stations along the way.
Starting off in Portland, Maine and ending in Los Angeles, California the Hydrogen Road Tour is being organized by the National Hydrogen Association, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the U. S. DOT and U. S. DOE.
On the second day of the road tour, Nuvera Fuel Cells will be unveiling the first hydrogen fueling station in Massachusetts. Fuel cell and hydrogen internal combustion vehicles will be featured on this trip from the following manufacturers including BMW, Daimler, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.
On the third day, the vehicles will stop in Connecticut with an event partly organized by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Incorporated. On August 15 and 16, the caravan of hydrogen cars will stop at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where the vehicles will be refueled using mobile stations. The public can look under the hood of the vehicles and several guests will be invited to drive to the next stop in Greer, South Carolina.
The Hydrogen Road Tour 2008 is a chance for automakers and energy companies to showcase the advancements in the H2 industry over the past year. Getting hydrogen cars and fueling stations before the public eye is imperative to consumer acceptance in venues that one can expect to be as fun as they are informative.