Transportation Policy and Regulations

Regulatory Barriers to Development of Vehicle Alternative Fuel Infrastructure in New England

posted Apr 13, 2015, 5:56 PM by Kay Mann

In 2014, the HEC worked on a project with the Greater Portland Council of Governments to identify the regulatory barriers to the widespread adoption of alternative fueled vehicles, including fuel cell electric vehicles. The study, funded by the US-Department of Energy, is complete and the final report is here for you to download.

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Fueling Standards Created for FCEVs

posted Apr 1, 2014, 1:48 PM by Kay Mann

The AC Transit hydrogen station shown here in the San Francisco Bay area dispenses the fuel at 70 MPa—one of two pressure levels specified in J2601 Image courtesy of SAE International

In an announcement in March of 2014, SAE International’s Fuel Cell Standards Task Force has completed two technical standards to support the impending rollout of the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The two standards are:

SAE J2601—“Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”

SAE J2799—“Hydrogen Surface Vehicle to Station Hardware and Software.”

The standards have been created to harmonize hydrogen fueling worldwide at both 35 MPa and 70 MPa. Formal adoption of the standards by the SAE Motor Vehicle Council is imminent, the hard work of writing the documents having been completed very recently.

Image caption:
Fast fueling, enabled in part by J2601, will improve vehicle throughput at hydrogen stations when fuel-cell vehicles begin hitting the road in numbers next year. The AC Transit hydrogen station shown here, in the San Francisco Bay area, dispenses the fuel at 70 MPa—one of two pressure levels specified in J2601.
Image courtesy of SAE International.

Read the full story from SAE International.

For questions about these and other SAE standards, contact Pat Ebejer, Standards Specialist, at

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