The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of 31 member companies who are working together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Our members include automobile manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies, fuel cell technology companies and transit authorities.
NREL's Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program.
NREL works toward developing hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs); moving them from research and development to the marketplace. The laboratory began investigating HEV technologies more than a decade ago. In the past few years several commercial HEV models, which are powered simultaneously by batteries and fuel, have taken their place in the mainstream automobile market. More recently, HEV drivetrains have been used successfully in heavy-duty trucks, buses, and military vehicles.
AVERE is a non profit-making association, founded in 1978 under the aegis of the European Community, as a European network of industrial manufacturers and suppliers for electric vehicles. The Association's goal is to promote the use of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and to rationalize the efforts of its member companies in the scientific and technological developments.