The Olympics have been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the planning for the Tokyo Games has already delivered an instructive lesson about the future of clean transportation.

About 100 hydrogen-powered buses are being readied to shuttle spectators to Olympic venues, and plans call for battery electric vehicles to run in a continuous loop through the Olympic Village to transport athletes.

Californians should be heartened by this commitment to clean-fuel diversity, as it affirms the wisdom of the state’s pursuit of carbon-free transportation solutions.

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