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Carmel Valley hydrogen fueling station gets pumping

Carmel Valley hydrogen fueling station gets pumping

Carmel Valley is home to San Diego’s first and so-far only hydrogen fueling station. The FirstElement pump, located at the Shell Station on Carmel Valley Road and I-5, opened in December 2016.

FirstElement is committed to building up California’s hydrogen fueling infrastructure to ensure the success of the next generation of fuel cell vehicles that can reduce the impact on energy and the environment. With 17 stations across California, they own 65 percent of all the hydrogen stations in the state.

Dr. Shane Stephens, founder and chief development officer of FirstElement, said the company is the leading hydrogen station developer in the state, as they have opened the most...

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