Skip to main content

NREL to Offer Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive at Sustainable Smart Home Opening on July 9

July 7, 2016

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will showcase several fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at a ride and drive event at the Sustainable Smart Home Living Learning Center Grand Opening in Superior, Colorado, on July 9. Ride and drive participants can get behind the wheel or ride along in one of NREL's hydrogen-fueled FCEVs. Representatives from NREL will be on hand to answer questions about the vehicles and provide information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

The free public event will also feature an electric car show and Sustainable Smart Home discussions and tours. For more information and a full schedule of activities, visit the Sustainable Smart Home website.

What: NREL Hydrogen Vehicle Ride and Drive at the Sustainable Smart Home Living Learning Center Grand Opening

When: Saturday, July 9
Grand Opening: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
NREL Ride and Drive: 1 p.m.– 3 p.m.

Where: 202 W. Maple St., Superior, Colorado

NREL has five FCEVs on loan from partners in its test and evaluation fleet. The vehicles are fueled with renewable hydrogen produced at the Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility (HITRF) located at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility. The HITRF is designed to support research projects supported by the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as well as industry, government, and university partners.

In addition to using the FCEVs for research and to transport visitors around the lab's campus, NREL showcases the vehicles at a variety of events to educate the public about advanced vehicle technologies and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Learn more about NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell research.

—Wayne Hicks