The rally runs from May 26 to June 3, and features fuel cell vehicles including the Honda FCX Clarity, Hyundai Tucson FCEV, Kia Borrego FCEV, Nissan X-Trail, and Toyota FCHV-adv Highlander. Each car has a range of 200 to 500 miles and will rely on a mobile refueling station to power up.
The California Air Resources Board uses the rally to demonstrate the practicality of fuel cell vehicles. But many car companies–including Ford–don’t think that the cars will be viable for mass production any time soon. President Obama doesn’t think so, either: He wants to cut $100 million each year in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research.