SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

February 09, 2006 18:49 ET

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Enter Service at Los Angeles Airport

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2006 --

WHAT:     Keys to five hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars from DaimlerChrysler
          will be presented to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials at
          Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  These zero-emission cars
          will be used for general transportation over a two-year period to
          further the development and practical experience with this
          technology.

          The five prototype vehicles cost approximately $1 million each to
          develop.  The cars will be on display and available for media to
          drive.

WHEN:     10 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2006

WHERE:    Retail hydrogen fueling station located at the intersection of World
          Way West and Maintenance Way at LAX.  Thomas Guide p. 702 E-5

WHO:      Media availability for interview:
            - Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners Valeria C. Velasco
            - DaimlerChrysler California General Manager Dr. Peter Friebe
            - Los Angeles World Airports manager of alternative-fuel vehicle
              fleet Dave Waldner
            - Praxair Director of Business Development Jeff Richards
              (hydrogen fuel supplier)

PARKING:  Parking lot adjacent to hydrogen fueling station

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    LAX Public Relations
    Tom Winfrey or Harold Johnson
    (310) 646-5260
    24-hour duty pager:
    (310) 523-8994