Updated: Jun 2
Governor Gavin Newsom is taking clean air action by learning more about the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the market from EV Choice's CEO, Jeramy Ostrander, and Hyzon's Lead Engineer, Sean Reyell, who presented the Hyzon HYHD-110 at World Energy in Paramount for the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership (H2FCP) event in conjunction with the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) focused on clean energy and zero emissions hydrogen technology spotlighting California’s nation-leading transition to clean fuels and broader commitment to green jobs.
"There's a humility at this moment with the world we are living in as it relates to our obligation to address the future head on," said Governor Newsom.
Governor Newsom reviewed California's clean air history spanning half a century leading up to the recently approved Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Rules requiring all medium and heavy-duty vehicles sold in the state be zero emissions by 2036 with the goal of clean truck and bus fleets by 2045 and significantly earlier for certain market segments such as last mile delivery and drayage applications.
"We love to say about our state, the future happens here first. We are America's coming attraction and increasingly, the world's coming attraction. There is no other board, like the Air Resources Board," stated the Governor. "That transition is underway. Those signals have been sent. The policy is under an accelerator, and California, proudly, has led."
Governor Newsom started the event with a tour of World Energy – a renewable fuels company that converted a petroleum refinery to produce clean hydrogen – to see California’s clean energy transition at work. The Governor also marked International Workers’ Day while at World Energy and met with hundreds of union construction workers who are building the next phase of the facility that will produce clean, renewable hydrogen.
“We are here with a sense of urgency, with a sense of intentionality, with a sense of purpose,” said Newsom. “The opportunity is now to dominate the next big thing, and that’s exactly what California is doing."
Following, Ostrander and Reyell detailed features of Hyzon Motor's hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain housed on a Freightliner Cascadia to the Governor informing him multiple orders placed for the vehicle utilizing California HVIP state incentives will be rolling out before the end of the year.
"The Hyzon is on a conventional cab, and there's no payload loss," explained Ostrander distinguishing the Hyzon from other FCEV's on the market.
When asked if the vehicle has been well-received with those currently on the road, Reyell replied, "Yes, and the drivers like the torque!"