Hydrogen fuel cell cars are a tiny fraction of the vehicular mix on the nation's roadways. But in anticipation of that tiny fraction growing, the California Fuel Cell Partnership is helping to build the refueling infrastructure that will encourage more drivers.
As with plug-in electric vehicles, which came on the market seven years ago, it's a chicken and egg scenario. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles exist, but people won't buy them unless they feel confident they'll be able to find the fuel.
Right now, there are 31 hydrogen fueling stations in California-- the most of any state in the country. Of those, 12 are in L.A. County; 5 are in the city of Los Angeles, the most of any city in the country.
Take Two's John Rabe joins motor critic Sue Carpenter for a ride in the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and visits one of the newest hydrogen stations in South Pasadena to find out how it works.