The Hydrogen Road Tour came to a successful conclusion here in Vancouver today after crossing through three states and two countries and making stops in 28 cities since starting in Chula Vista, California nine days ago. The Premier of British Columbia, the Honourable Gordon Campbell (pictured) said that the twelve H2 vehicles that made the 1,700-mile trip made an "incredible trek." He continued:
It is no small feat. Just a few years ago no one could have imagined that we would be able to go 32,000 [ed: actually, it's 3,200] kilometers with the only emission that we had to deal with is water. It is going to be something that is going to be part of our future, and you're at the leading edge of it.While the whole water-emissions-only thing needs an asterisk the size of Mount Ballard, there's no question that British Columbia is a good place for a fuel cell event. Campbell said that four of the twelve largest fuel cell firms operate here. We have more information on the Tour, including interview with people who were intimately involved with the endeavor and some driving impressions, coming soon.
Our travel and lodging for this event were paid for by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.