Another batch of hydrogen-powered hybrids will be leased to government officials in California later this year (recently, some were put into use in Santa Monica earlier this month). The hybrids, a group of four modified Priuses, will be leased by the state government from Quantum Fuel Systems as part of the California Hydrogen Highway Network (CaH2Net).

The idea behind CaH2Net is to promote using hydrogen as a way to diversify California's sources of transportation energy as well as ensuring environmental and economic benefits. The goal of the program is 250 hydrogen fueling stations and 20,000 hydrogen vehicles. Currently, Quantum has 30 hydrogen Priuses in operation in S. California.

[Source: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.]

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