Mar 15, 2023 - 01:38 pm
EMPOWER: EU project to develop both BEV & FCEV truck
Austria’s Institute of Technology, AIT, has kicked off the new EU project EMPOWER. Over the next few years, the AIT and partners will work to develop two zero-emission 40-ton trucks. And here’s the challenge, EMPOWER will look into both battery-electric and fuel-cell electric drives.
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:31 pm
TotalEnergies & Air Liquide join forces on H2 refuelling for trucks
In Europe, the energy group TotalEnergies and the hydrogen gas manufacturer Air Liquide have decided to set up a joint venture to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in France, Benelux and Germany. The corresponding joint venture is to be established before the end of 2023.
Dec 6, 2022 - 03:48 pm
H2FLY to lead HEAVEN hydrogen aviation project
The German company H2FLY, which specialises in the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, is taking over project management in the HEAVEN project. The project will test the first passenger aircraft flying on liquid hydrogen (LH2) in 2023.
May 18, 2022 - 01:37 pm
Toyota, CaetanoBus & Air Liquide to push hydrogen mobility in Europe
Toyota accelerates the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe and signed an MoU with Air Liquide and bus manufacturer Caetano. The aim is to develop integrated solutions, combining hydrogen production and infrastructure with vehicle fleets of light and heavy commercial vehicles.
Mar 29, 2022 - 03:11 pm
H2 Mobility to increase hydrogen refuelling network
In Germany, the government-funded hydrogen filling station operator H2 Mobility has received an investment of 110 million euros to enable its next phase of growth. The primary investor is the French finance company Hy24. The expansion goals are accompanied by a focus on hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles of all sizes.
Jan 18, 2022 - 09:40 pm
Victoria supports H2 transport infrastructure pilots
In the Australian state of Victoria, the government has backed studies and trials for the use of green hydrogen (made from renewables) for use in heavy transport. The funding of 7 million Australian dollars (4.43 million euros) should help support refuelling stations and the development of fuel cell electric buses among other things.
Dec 14, 2021 - 06:01 pm
Air Liquide builds EU long-haul H2 infrastructure with Redexis and Iveco
Air Liquide has entered into two collaborations to build hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy-duty, long-haul vehicles. One is with the Spanish gas infrastructure company Redexis and the other with Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco and includes the introduction of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
Oct 4, 2021 - 04:21 pm
Hy24 founded for H2 infrastructure investment
Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen have announced the beginning of Hy24, “the world’s largest investment platform focused exclusively on clean hydrogen infrastructure”. Hy24’s first fund is expected to have a volume of 1.5 billion euros.
Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation
Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.
Aug 5, 2021 - 08:57 pm
California looks at fuel cell trucking requirements
The Californian Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), a coalition of government and multinational industry partners, have released a new foundational document for heavy-duty class 8 fuel cell electric trucks. The policy recommendation envisages 70,000 trucks supported by 200 heavy-duty truck stations by 2035.
Jul 5, 2021 - 05:20 pm
Hytrucks to deploy 1000 H2 trucks by 2025
A consortium called HyTrucks has been formed by Hyzon Motors, Air Liquide and DATS 24 along with the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Duisburg. Hytrucks has pledged to deploy 1,000 H2 trucks and 25 H2 refuelling stations by 2025.
Jun 24, 2021 - 12:52 pm
London launches England’s first hydrogen bus fleet
England’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses has gone into service in London today. Twenty fuel cell vehicles by Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus will serve the number 7 route between East Acton and Oxford Circus.
May 28, 2021 - 01:23 pm
Total joins HysetCo’s fuel cell joint venture in Paris
Total is buying a 20 per cent stake in HysetCo, a joint venture focused on hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. The joint venture owns a fleet of around 700 taxis, the majority of which are still diesel vehicles, but will be gradually converted to hydrogen vehicles by 2024.
Apr 7, 2021 - 04:32 pm
Great Wall Motor to launch hydrogen SUV & truck
Great Wall Motor has announced that it will launch its first hydrogen-powered SUV model and 100 FC heavy-duty trucks in 2021. GWM also plans to contribute a hydrogen-powered passenger car fleet to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Feb 8, 2021 - 05:18 pm
US coalition forms Hydrogen Forward
In the USA, eleven companies have formed a coalition called Hydrogen Forward, focused on advancing hydrogen development across the country. Founding members include mighty players.
Jan 26, 2021 - 09:48 pm
HysetCo moves to run 600 hydrogen cabs in Paris
Paris will eventually see 600 fuel cell taxis. The long-running project HysetCo just acquired the cab operator Slota and plans to replace its 600-vehicle diesel fleet with the Toyota Mirai gradually. They also want to install two new hydrogen filling stations this year.
Jul 12, 2020 - 04:50 pm
European hydrogen corridor for 1000 fuel cell trucks
Initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and AirLiquide, several European companies have joined forces to provide a hydrogen corridor for fuel cell trucks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. They target 1,000 trucks by 2025.
Feb 9, 2020 - 08:20 pm
Hydrogen transport route along Rhine-Alps corridor
Seventeen partners want to turn the so-called Rhine-Alps corridor stretching from Rotterdam to Genoa into a purely hydrogen-based transport route – by water, road and rail. The RH₂INE project stands for ‘Rhine Hydrogen Integration Network of Excellence’.
Oct 4, 2019 - 04:53 pm
H2Haul for fuel cell trucks starts in Europe
The H2Haul project (Hydrogen fuel cell trucks for heavy-duty, zero-emission logistics) has now been officially launched. A total of 16 heavy goods vehicles with fuel cells are to be tested in practice at several locations in Europe.
Apr 3, 2019 - 03:09 pm
FirstElement gets funding to boost hydrogen capacities
FirstElement Fuel has managed to secure $24 million in funding in order to boost the expansion of their True Zero Hydrogen Network in California. The move will quadruple the company’s retail hydrogen sale capacities for individual FCEV customers.
Feb 23, 2019 - 05:09 pm
Hydrogen JV HysetCo launches in Paris region
Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota have launched a joint venture called HysetCo to develop hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. It will also serve Hype, the fleet of fuel cell taxis, launched in 2015 during the COP21 and operated in Paris.
Jan 25, 2019 - 05:10 pm
Air Liquide buys 18.6% stake in Hydrogenics
French gas company Air Liquide has purchased a “strategic investment” of 18.6% in the Canadian Hydrogenics Corporation, who develops electrolytic hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. The $20.5 million investment also includes provisions for a cooperation on PEM electrolysis technology.
Nov 26, 2018 - 04:59 pm
Air Liquide to build liquid hydrogen plant in USA
Air Liquide is building what they claim to be the world’s first liquid hydrogen production facility in the western United States. Moreover, the company has already signed a long-term contract with FirstElement Fuel (FEF) in California.
Oct 15, 2018 - 05:30 pm
Hyundai to target FCEV market of France
Hyundai is getting ready to roll-out fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure in France. 5,000 FCEVs await shipment from Korea latest by 2025. Moreover a cooperation agreement with Engie and Air Liquide is imminent.
Jul 25, 2018 - 07:25 pm
Paris: H2 taxi fleet grows to 100 vehicles
The Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien (STEP) in Paris has expanded their fuel cell vehicle fleet with another 25 Toyota Mirai to total 100 FCEVs. By the end of 2020, the expansion of the Hype fleet is planned to total 600 vehicles.
Jul 9, 2018 - 05:01 pm
Air Liquide accelerating fuel cell trucks in China
Air Liquide and China’s STNE teamed up to accelerate hydrogen-powered trucks in China. Air Liquide invested 10M euros in the startup that operates a fleet and platform and Air Liquide will openly share their know-how for STNE to scale up.
May 2, 2018 - 04:40 pm
EU Project ZEFER testing business case for fuel cell cars
Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out, or ZEFER in short, is a new EU project that will deploy a total of 180 FCVs in three European capitals, namely Brussels, Paris, and London. The €26m project is designed to see how hydrogen fleets perform in the real world, that is as taxis and police cars.
Feb 17, 2017 - 09:45 am
Enel, Beijing, Philadelphia, Air Liquide, San Diego.
Enel earmarks 300m for EV infrastructure: Enel plans to establish a dedicated e-mobility unit within months to oversee its network of charging stations with 300m euros in its back. The Italian utility recently embarked on the EU project EVA+ together with Renault, Nissan, VW and BMW, that plans 200 multi-standard fast-chargers in Italy and Austria.
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Go fun in Beijing: 5,000 additional electric cars shall enter EV sharing service GoFun in Beijing by 2018. A reasonable move given the capital’s ban on gas guzzlers that is unlikely to lessen. GoFun’s fleet in Beijing is 1,100 EV strong but the company ventured to three more Chinese cities already.
EV parking privilege to end? Philadelphia has secured free parking for electric cars since a decade but this programme may come to an end now. New permits are left pending as the council awaits a decision on whether to continue or to ax the scheme.
Hydrogen in NYC: Air Liquide said it will install two H2 charging station in New York. Planned in Brooklyn and Hempstead, the FCV stops shall go live in the second half of 2017.
San Diego doubles charging capacity: San Diego city completed a project that increased the number of EV charging stations at public locations to 57, while the number of ports for vehicles to plug into jumped from 32 to 68.