Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Basics

Hydrogen (H2) is an alternative fuel that is in its infancy in the transportation fuel market.

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are powered by hydrogen. They are more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and produce no tailpipe emissions—they only emit water vapor and warm air. FCEVs and the hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them are still in an early stage of deployment. 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. Hydrogen is considered an alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and qualifies for alternative fuel vehicle tax credits.

 Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) can be zero- emission vehicles depending on the source of the hydrogen. For more information, see fuel properties and the Hydrogen Analysis Resource Center.

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