Heads at the University of California, Berkeley are stoked. DaimlerChrysler just dropped off a happy new F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle and the brainy-brains at Cal can't wait to get their grimy li'l mitts all over the thing. They'll refuel the car at a station operated by AC Transit (the people who operate the East Bay's long green buses) in Richmond, north of Berkeley and another at the UC Davis campus roughly 70 miles to the northeast. As reader Punkey, who tipped us off to the story, points out, besides expanding the hydrogen-station infrastructure, they're gonna have to cut down that 10-minute refueling time.
UC Berkeley program to test drive hydrogen-powered car [San Jose Mercury News]
DaimlerChrysler Predicts Cheaper Fuel-Cell Vehicles by 2015 [Internal]