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Can't wait until zero-emission vehicles are available in your state to take one on the street?

Honda ClarityAttendees at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Boston will have the opportunity to slip behind the wheel of a pair of ZEVs during a demonstration on Sunday, the Summit's opening day.

Toyota MiraiStarting at 12:30 p.m., the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)—the national trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry—will offer attendees the opportunity to drive two of the latest commercial Fuel Cell Vehicles, the 2017 Toyota Mirai (left) and the 2017 Honda Clarity (right).  

The ride and drive will be located outside Northwest Lobby A on Meeting Level 1 of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. If you are interested in getting behind the wheel, RSVP via email to

“We are looking to give leaders in state policy and government a unique, first-hand opportunity to experience this cutting-edge technology from the best position possible—behind the wheel,” said Morry Markowitz, president of FCHEA in a statement. “These vehicles will be a crucial component for many states to meet their environment, air, and transportation goals, while also addressing the nation’s need to use domestic fuels and increase our national energy and economic security.”

FCVs are zero-emission vehicles that generate power using hydrogen fuel, emitting only water vapor, the FCHEA said. In addition to the ride and drive, Markowitz will meet with lawmakers at the NCSL Energy Supply Task Force meeting on Saturday.The vehicles are currently available for sale and lease in California.

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