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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration

Initiated in 2004, DOE's Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project—later dubbed the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration—was the largest project in the world to validate FCEVs and the supporting hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings.

This project identified and tracked the status of technologies as they evolved, assessing the progress of technology readiness, and providing feedback for hydrogen research and development activities. This seven-year project through 2011 used multiple geographic locations and climates with a variety of hydrogen sources, including renewables. NREL's role was to receive and analyze the technical data from the FCEVs and hydrogen fueling infrastructure and publish results in the form of composite data products.

Search NREL's publications database for additional technical analysis results, papers, and presentations generated for this project.

Learn about NREL's current fuel cell electric vehicle evaluations and hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis.