Fuel station is crucial to the adoption of different fuel technology to drive a vehicle. No doubt. When Tesla installed charging stations along HWY from Bay Area of LA and to NY, Tesla has got enough attention from the public. Stock priced soared. Given Tesla's success of demonstrations and stock price, I thought Honda would mimic the strategy to draw public attention to Clarity. Government supported to fuel cell technology given Honda Clarity a boost until the supported was pulled out. Honda was struggling to look for partners to continue fuel cell technology.
In 2014 CES, Toyota joins the fuel cell race. How is the Toyota's technology different from Honda's? Will Toyota's venture draw enough momentum to finally bring the public one more alternative fuel vehicle? What will the future of Tesla be? Will EV co-exist with fuel cell vehicle? Among all, I do hope the fueling pump for Toyota fuel cell vehicle be the same as that for Honda Clarity.
This is what I've been waiting for.
A few years ago, at the Santa Monica Airport AltExpo, I was told that 2015 will be the year for Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles. If California can get an H2 station within striking distance of Thousand Oaks, I know what I'll be turning my Prius in for.
This will make at least two auto manufacturers that will have FC based vehicles for the masses, Honda Clarity and Toyota's new vehicle.
Now! For my home hydrogen generator...
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.