At the end of our first day on the road for the Audi Mileage Marathon yesterday, our destination was Washington, D.C. As we rolled into the Capitol area, the Q7 TDI's navigation system attempted to guide us to a local Shell station (Shell is one of Audi's partners on this little adventure and the official fuel supplier) on the north side of town for our first official refueling stop. Interestingly, this particular station dispenses more than just gasoline and ultra low sulfur diesel. It also happens to be the site of one of the few publicly-accessible hydrogen fueling stations in the country. Judging by the GM sign on the top of the hydrogen pump, this is likely on of the stations used for the Project Driveway fuel cell fleet test program in the DC area. Looks pretty conventional doesn't it?
Our travel and lodging for this media event was provided by the manufacturer.