The IRS announced in July that the hydrogen-powered Honda FCX fuel cell vehicle became eligible for the Qualified Fuel Cell Motor Vehicle Credit program. The credit is part of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. The FCX has been in use since 2002.

According to Phil Baxley, President, Shell Hydrogen LLC, in an interview with Lou Ann Hammond, said that, “hydrogen is a part of our economy now.” Shell’s first hydrogen station, Benning Road Retail Station in Washington D.C., was the first hydrogen dispenser at a retail gasoline station in the U.S.