Honeoye Falls Fuel Cell Facility


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10 Carriage Street
Honeoye Falls, NewYork. 14472 United States

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Facility Size:

160,000 sq. ft. in two buildings on campus

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Facility Details

Operations:  Battery and Fuel Cell Research, Development and Prototyping

Two facilities make up the Honeoye Falls, Battery and Fuel Cell Campus with on site capability for materials development and integration, engineering development, controls and software development, as well as prototyping of complete Battery and Fuel Cell Systems

Record of Technology Leadership

  • 1968 World’s first operational fuel cell powered vehicle
  • 1997 First GM fuel cell vehicle propulsion concept  – Geneva Motor Show
  • 1998 First GM drivable fuel cell vehicle (methanol powered) – Paris Motor Show
  • 2000 First GM direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV) Set 15 endurance and speed records
  • 2001 World’s first FCEV with full functionality
  • 2004 Introduced Fuel Cell Stack with best in class power density
  • 2006 FCEV to demonstrate 300 mile range in real world driving conditions
  • 2007 Project Driveway Launch – World’s Largest Market Test of Hydrogen FCEV
  • 2008 All 119 Project Driveway Vehicles on the road globally
  • 2009 Project Driveway Accumulates first million miles in real world driving with real customers
  • 2010 GM Introduces Next Gen technology power module – reduced weight, volume and cost

Products & Production

  • Operations: Battery and Fuel Cell Research, Development and Prototyping
  • Products: Battery and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

Fast Facts and Certifications

  • 1990 - GM began working on hydrogen fuel cell technology at Los Alamos National Lab until 1996
  • 1996 - 1999 GM group moved to  Metro Park facility in Rochester, NY
  • 1999  - Opened Fuel Cell R&D Center in Honeoye Falls (10 Carriage Street)
  • 2002 – Opened Fuel Cell Product Engineering and Prototype facility (11 Carriage Street)
  • 2009 – Added Battery R&D and prototyping capability

Community Involvement

  • 2011 Wages:  $29.3 million
  • 2011 Payroll Taxes: $4.1 million  

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