Public hydrogen gas station opens in Diamond Bar; more to open in Southern California

New stations will open in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Beverly Hills and UC Irvine by next year, said Sam Atwood, SCAQMD spokesman. Cal State Los Angeles has a hydrogen station that is used by fleets and some private fuel-cell car owners, said Michael Dray, technical operations manager.

“This is a classic case of if you build it, they will come,” Scott said.

Already on the market is the Hyundai Tucson, a fuel-cell SUV that leases for about $499 a month, said Lisa Mirisola, SCAQMD program supervisor.

Scott said Toyota will release the Mirai, which means “the future” in Japanese, in 2016.

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