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"Fahr up that there fuel-cell bus, Earl — we'll be tappin' the keg on the banks of the 'Merican River tonight!" A biodiesel Beetle, a plug-in Prius and yes, a fuel-cell-powered AC Transit bus that also features hybrid-style regenerative braking all made the trek from Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley to Sacramento to raise awareness of alternative fuel options for the nation's fleet of vehicles. Most interesting to us is the hydrogen-powered public bus, which can run 350 miles before refueling (one of the nation's few hydrogen filling stations is in Richmond, CA, which is served by AC Transit, and Chevron has just built a facility in Oakland). No word, however, on if the bus' driver did indeed tap a keg on the riverbank that night.

Green cars strut their gas-saving stuff on promotional road trip to Sacramento [San Jose Mercury-News]

Hydrogen Sub-Sub Compact Coming Soon to a Toybox Near You [Internal]