American Honda Motor Co, Inc. has released the following statement from Steven Center, VP of Environmental Business Development, regarding the company's decision to join H2USA, a new public-private partnership to promote the commercial introduction and widespread adoption of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs):
"Honda is looking forward to working with the U.S. Department of Energy, other automakers and related stakeholders to expand the market and infrastructure for FCEVs. As the first company to lease a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle to retail consumers (Honda FCX) in the U.S., we believe FCEVs are important to the future of electric-drive, zero-emission transportation. This public-private partnership is a necessary step to continue the development of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure for FCEV customers and leverage other hydrogen energy sources, including natural gas and renewables, allowing consumers in many parts of the country to take advantage of this clean, low-carbon transportation option."
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