While hydrogen cars from Toyota, Nissan and Honda were driving the 707 miles from Tokyo to Osaka, another group of H2 vehicles from the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was in California conducting a research test drive. The two Toyota Highlander FCHV-adv models proved they could go at least 431 miles per tank, which equals about 68 mpg. The SUVs "mimic[ed] a typical commuter's drive, the route included high-speed highway driving, moderate highway driving, and stop-and-go traffic." Average speed was 30 mph.
perhaps more importantly, the NREL team worked out a deal to bring Wind2H2 (pictured) back to the lab in 2010. Wind2H2, as the name implies, is a hydrogen fueling station that generates electricity from wind and the sun and then electrolyzes water to make hydrogen. More details available here and here.

[Source: NREL]

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