StratosFuel to Launch a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Program in Southern California

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StratosFuel, Inc received a notice of proposed award from the California Energy Commission for a $684,421 grant to launch a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) car sharing service. The proposed award will go towards purchasing 15 FCEV’s that will be deployed in East-Central Southern California. The award comes after the California Energy Commission released a Grant Solicitation entitled “Innovative Service Mobility Demonstrations with Zero-Emission Vehicles” on March 9th, 2017. The grant solicitation made available $3.0 million, in an effort to fund up to four innovative electric vehicle mobility service projects in four specific California Regions.

The car-sharing fleet of 15 FCEV’s will increase zero-emission ridership in disadvantaged communities, and increase throughput at public funded hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). To begin, the cars will be deployed near the Ontario, and Riverside hydrogen stations. The fleet will consume 100% renewable hydrogen, furthering StratosFuel’s renewable hydrogen initiative and support their Zero Impact Production (ZIP) Facility. As stated by Jose Magana, COO of StratosFuel: “Having this fleet will be a great opportunity to increase the utilization of our Zero Impact Production (ZIP) facility, and to further the use of our cost-competitive renewable hydrogen furthering our goal of making hydrogen an everyday fuel.”

StratosFuel will begin sharing cars under the brand name StratosShare. Riders will be able to rent and share vehicles based on location, which can conveniently be booked through a smartphone application. StratosShare will be competitively priced and include fuel, as well as insurance into the rental fee. Riders…

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