GM developing home-based hydrogen refueling station
According to USA Today, General Motors is building a prototype home hydrogen refueling station. Honda also has a home model in the works. GM has been on a hydrogen binge lately, allowing journalists to drive the 4th generation powerplant in the Sequel and announcing that 100 Equinox fuel-cell vehicles will be put into service next year. Officials are also on record that they want to have production fuel-cell vehicles around 2011. The home refueling station could be powered by electricity or sunlight. It can be used as a backup until more hydrogen filling stations are built. California has just 23 stations with another 15 coming. Shell Oil, which is GM's partner in the hydrogen buildup, has immediate plans for only six of the multi-million-dollar stations.