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August 13, 2008

Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles Take to the Road in National Tour

Hydrogen-fueled vehicles from nine automakers are currently on a whirlwind tour across the United States, visiting 31 cities in 18 states on their 13-day tour. The Hydrogen Road Tour '08 kicked off on August 11 in Portland, Maine, and will pass through New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania on August 13 as it heads down to Georgia, then doglegs over to Tennessee and Missouri. The tour then skips across the country, stopping in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada before concluding in Los Angeles, California, on August 23. DOE has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the National Hydrogen Association, and the nine automakers to sponsor the cross-country tour, which will feature fuel-cell vehicles from General Motors Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen, as well as the BMW Hydrogen Series 7, which burns hydrogen in an internal combustion engine. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Linde are providing mobile refueling stations and hydrogen fuel for the tour. See the DOT press release and the Hydrogen Road Tour '08 Web site.