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Ride & Learn: Fuel Cell Car Ride

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Join DC EcoWomen and the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office for an exciting opportunity to get up-close, learn more about and ride in the world’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell cars.

To participate, please (1) register for the event here and (2) sign up for a time slot on the following schedule: Ride & Learn Schedule

The ride and learn will be held outside in front of DOE’s headquarters building on L’Enfant promenade.

Fuel cell cars run on hydrogen fuel, use a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into the electricity that powers the car’s electric motor and emit only water from the tailpipe. For the first time ever, they are commercially available, have started hitting the streets and the hydrogen stations to fuel them are up and running in select U.S. regions.

This Ride-and-Learn is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. FCTO has funded early-stage hydrogen and fuel cells research and development enabling a 60% reduction in fuel cell cost, a fourfold increase in fuel cell durability and an 80% cut in the cost of electrolyzers over the past decade.  You can learn more about this exciting technology and the work FCTO funds to enable hydrogen and fuel cell technological breakthroughs at energy.gov/fuelcells.

Location: The ride and learn will be held outside in front of DOE’s headquarters building on L’Enfant promenade., U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585