The Shell-branded hydrogen station will be open 24 hours a day.
Local hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle drivers will be trained to use the dispensers at the Newport Beach station using personal access codes. Initially, Shell expects 10 to 12 drivers to fill their tanks each day at the site’s two pumps.
”Demonstration hydrogen filling stations allow us to evaluate a range of different technologies and learn valuable lessons about costs, consumer behavior and how to dispense it efficiently to different vehicles. To reduce costs and achieve its commercial potential, hydrogen requires considerable cooperation between fuel providers, car makers, equipment suppliers and governments,” said Matias Sanchez Cane, North America Commercial Manager for Shell Alternative Energies.