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Fuel Cell Vehicle Basics

August 20, 2013 - 9:11am


Photo of a blue car with 'The Road to Hydrogen' written on it, filling up at a hydrogen fueling station.Fuel cell vehicles, powered by hydrogen, have the potential to revolutionize our transportation system. They are more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and produce no harmful tailpipe exhaust—their only emission is water.

Fuel cell vehicles and the hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them are in an early stage of development. The U.S. Department of Energy is leading government and industry efforts to make hydrogen-powered vehicles an affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe transportation option.

Visit the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center to learn more about fuel cell vehicles.