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Maryland Gets on the Hydrogen Highway

September 15, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., said the state plans to lease Maryland’s first fuel cell vehicle for a state agency in Prince George’s County. The vehicle is a five-seat minivan from General Motors (GM). Though the state doesn’t have its own refueling station yet, GM is operating a station in Washington, D.C. where the Maryland van can fill up. Ehrlich said there are plans to build a hydrogen refueling station in the state, along with an industrial park where all of the buildings would be powered by hydrogen. Ken Cole, who is the GM vice president of government relations, said this collaboration between Maryland and the company is helping to lay the foundation for the early stages of economy driven by hydrogen and not by oil.