Japan, Hydrogenics, Kandi, Fleet Alliance.
Massive push for hydrogen infrastructure: According to a report from Nikkei, JX Energy may build up a total of 2,000 hydrogen fuelling stations in Japan. It will be opening its first one late this month at a gas station in Kanagawa Prefecture, and by the end of fiscal 2015 hopes to have 40 such locations mostly in the Tokyo area. The rollout would continue as JX watches how fuel cell vehicles are adopted.
Hydrogenics has been awarded contracts to supply two hydrogen fueling stations, one in California and another one in Scotland. That brings the total number of contracts secured by Hydrogenics this year to nine. Moreover, Hydrogenics is involved in the building and servicing of 45 stations worldwide.
Kandi strikes another deal: The Chinese manufacturer has sold another 700 of its electric vehicles, this time to Guangzhou MingZhi Auto Trade Co. The latter will be responsible for setting up EV leasing businesses in the region, as Guangzhou is one of the national renewable energy automobile pilot cities.
Fleet Alliance goes greener: The company extends its fleet by two Nissan Leaf and a Lexus CT Hybrid and has installed two charging points, free for all EV drivers. The measures are part of an electric vehicle awareness campaign, aimed at cutting carbon emissions on its clients’ fleets.