Although not quite the flying cars from the Jetsons we thought as kids we’d see by this time zooming around, alternative fuel vehicles are the way towards a more sustainable green future―and The Bronx will be getting a fueling station for such cars soon.
Permits have been filed for a hydrogen station at 2274 Tillotson Avenue in the Co-op City neighborhood of The Bronx by French company, Air Liquide.
Unlike battery electric vehicles which take hours or longer for a full charge, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), which run on hydrogen, are refueled in approximately 5 minutes.
Although FCEV cars are currently only being sold in California due to their network of 28 hydrogen refueling stations, according to a Huffington Post article, once multiple hydrogen refueling stations are completed in the Northeast New York-Boston corridor, carmakers will begin to offer the zero emission vehicles.
The hydrogen station, once completed, will be conveniently located right off exit 13 on I95/New England Thruway providing easy on/off access to the busy highway.
No exact date has been set for the construction or opening of the station as the application is currently pending zoning approval but in the meantime, check out this video below to learn more about these new cars: