BC hydrogen highway

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The BC Hydrogen Highway was a planned hydrogen highway that was supposed to link Vancouver and Whistler with seven hydrogen fueling stations. On March 13, 2007, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced funding of almost $200 million Canadian for environmental projects in B.C. including the hydrogen highway.[1] Five stations were built, one each in Whistler, at the University of British Columbia, in Burnaby, and two that were later moved to Surrey. But aside from Whistler they are little-used. Reportedly, only three leased Ford fuel cell cars remain in Surrey, and there is a fleet of 20 hydrogen buses in Whistler. There are no official plans to build any more fuelling stations as the Hydrogen Highway project closed in 2011.[2]

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  1. ^ "Harper offers $225 million for land conservancy", May 18, 2012, accessed November 20, 2013
  2. ^ Jones, Nicola. "Whatever happened to the hydrogen highway?", Pique Publishing, February 9, 2012, accessed November 20, 2013