Fun facts about the UC Irvine hydrogen fueling station: 15 cars a day is too many
The problem isn't the amount of hydrogen, since there's plenty of that to be had at the station. The bottleneck is the compressors used to get the H2 down to 350 bar. The hydrogen is pressurized to 700 bar when it's going into the tank, but it's stored at 350 on site. The average hydrogen car can hold around four kilograms of H2, but it often happens that the cars come in when they're half empty for a recharge. Samuelsen said that newer stations are designed to provide 100 kilograms a day or more, so stories like this don't necessarily preview what H2 drivers will experience in the future. The UCI station was opened in 2007.
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