Hydrogen Station Open in Santa Barbara
The first hydrogen fueling station on the Central Coast opened in Santa Barbara on May 13th. The station is located at
150 S. La Cumbre Road.
Dozens of supporters and 10 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles were present for the station opening.
The True Zero hydrogen station is co-funded by the California Energy Commission and is one of more than 40 that are expected to be online by the end of 2016. Like many of California's hydrogen stations, it is based at a local gasoline station, Conserv Fuel.
The station strengthens the state's growing hydrogen station network and increases the range of travel for drivers of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, which produce zero tailpipe emissions.
Hydrogen Readiness Plan
C5 along with stakeholders from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are working on a Hydrogen Readiness Plan for the tri-county region. The plan will address
infrastructure siting, permitting guidelines, safety, education and outreach for fuel cell vehicles. A draft copy of the Plan is available on C5's website at www.c-5.org.