The opening of California?s first retail hydrogen refueling station.
GM employee demonstrates refueling of GM's new Equinox SUV. On June 26, 2008, Shell opened California's first retail hydrogen car refueling station in West Los Angeles. In hydrogen vehicles, an electric motor powers the wheels. A chemical reaction inside a unit called a fuel .cell ? usually between hydrogen and oxygen ? creates electricity for the motor. Los Angeles, California, USA