Some initiatives enhance facilities across the Port Authority, like our programs that address climate change, air quality, coastal ecosystems and energy. Others are focused on our facilities, like airports, the PATH, bridges and tunnels, ports and real estate.
The Port of New York and New Jersey has partnered with Toyota to test a fleet of prototype hydrogen fuel cell Highlander SUVs.
The new Highlanders use specialty fuel cells to produce electricity by mixing oxygen from the air with hydrogen gas stored on board in four high pressure tanks. The byproduct of this interaction is mostly water. Rather than emitting harmful exhaust, the Highlanders’ tail pipes leave small puddles of H2O.
Each car can travel over 400 miles without refueling. These specs are on par with gasoline powered vehicles while more than doubling those of electric cars. The Highlanders also run very quietly, which cuts down on noise pollution.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has deployed its hydrogen-powered cars as part of the fleet it uses to patrol New York's JFK airport.
At present, nearly 85% of the Port Authority’s on-road fleet is green. The vehicles’ alt-fuel options include bio-diesel, compressed natural gas, E-85, and hybrid electric.
Fully 80 percent of the agency’s off-road fleet is green as well. In addition to the alt-fuels mentioned above, the off-road fleet includes electricity, propane, and solar powered vehicles.
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Arrival of Solar Impulse at JFK