In April 2010 Fuel Cells 2000 distributed their State of the State: Fuel Cells in America 2010 report. Now, slightly over a year later Fuel Cells 2000 has put out their State of the State: Fuel Cells in America 2011 report, updating the previous report.
The State of the States report is an overview of how each state in the United States is growing (or lagging behind) in the fuel cell sector. The top 5 fuel cell states listed in both 2010 and 2011 reports are California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and South Carolina.
But, this year a few more states are playing catch-up and may soon break into the top 5 themselves. These states are Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Texas.
Some of the progress in the past year includes:
- 1,500 fuel cell forklifts have been deployed or ordered
- 30 fuel cell or hydrogen-powered buses were either put on the road or plans were announced for deployment in numerous states
- Hawaii’s Oahu has announced plans to open 25 hydrogen fueling stations by 2015.
- By the end of 2011, California will have 20 public hydrogen fueling stations either operational or under construction.
- Honda and Daimler started leasing hydrogen autos in California (and Germany for Daimler).
- Toyota has let government agencies, companies and universities test its FCHV-adv and will continue to rollout 100 such vehicles in the next 3 years.
This is just a quick summary of what the 106-page Fuel Cells 2000 document has to say. For more information, read this PDF File: