South Korea expands electric and H2 stations for cars
The South Korean government has just unveiled a plan to greatly increase the number of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell car charging and refuelling stations among other things. This latest push is an attempt to get more people driving zero-emissions cars. Weiterlesen
EU reveals strategy for energy systems and hydrogen
Today the European Commission has adopted the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen. The former tackles charging infrastructure and grids, while the H2 Strategy focusses on long-haul and heavy-duty vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure. Weiterlesen
Nikola orders electrolysers from Nel
The US manufacturer Nikola, best known for its plans for fuel cell and battery trucks, has placed an order worth over 30 million dollars with the Norwegian hydrogen specialist Nel for the supply of electrolysers. Weiterlesen
ACEA demands 90,000 electric truck charge points by 2030
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling for binding targets for charging infrastructure for zero-emission trucks. They released new data on the number of charging points and H2 re-filling stations required to meet the EU’s 2025 and 2030 CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles. Weiterlesen
Austrian government sets out plan for cleaner transport
Austria aims to decarbonise its transport sector. The coalition of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Greens want public authorities to exclusively purchase zero-emission vehicles as early as 2022 and otherwise focus on subsidies for the electrification of official fleets, taxis, rental cars, car-sharing, public transport as well as private cars. Weiterlesen
South Korea expands e-mobility budget
The South Korean government will provide a total of 950 billion won (about 627 million euros) in 2020 to subsidise electric cars and expand the network of charging stations in the country, this signifies a 60 per cent increase from 2019. Weiterlesen
Germany expands hydrogen infrastructure
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and H2 Mobility have signed a declaration of intent to further expand the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. It follows on from the first phase of expansion, which is to be completed by mid-2020 with 100 hydrogen filling stations. Weiterlesen
ViriCiti reveals platform for mixed bus fleets
The telematics specialist ViriCiti has revealed a monitoring system for operators of mixed bus fleets. “Mixed Fleet” integrates all types of buses (electric, hybrid, hydrogen and diesel) and their energy infrastructure into one platform. The first deployment will start in October. Weiterlesen
Germany sees record H2 fuel station growth
A total of 48 publicly accessible hydrogen filling stations were put into operation worldwide in 2018. Seventeen of them are located in Germany. Japan still has the largest number of public H2 fuel stations (96), ahead of Germany (60) and the USA (42). Weiterlesen
Korea: public-private hydrogen station network
South Korea’s government and leading corporations of the country agreed to start a business with the aim to install a network of hydrogen filling stations. Hyundai as well as the state-owned Korea Gas Corporation are part of the deal set for this November. Weiterlesen
£8.8M OLEV funding to improve H2 infrastructure in UK
A consortium including ITM Power, Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai has won £8.8 million in funding from the British Department for Transport. They are to improve the UK’s network of hydrogen filling stations by improving existing ones and also installing new sites. Weiterlesen
Hydrogen Fuelling station boom in Germany
According to information from TÜV Süd, Germany had the largest growth in hydrogen fuelling stations in the world last year. A total of 24 public fueling stations were installed in Germany, while the global market managed to construct a total of 64. Weiterlesen
New energy buses, Hydrogen filling stations.
Study tip: According to a recent study by SCI, buses with alternative drivetrains already account for 6.8 percent of bus sales worldwide. Hybrids overtook buses powered by liquefied natural gas, and thanks to large orders from China, electric buses take third place. Manufacturers, who still refuse to get on board with electrification, only have themselves to blame.
sci.de (study, paid content) via eurotransportmagazine.com
Reading tip: Southern Californians are complaining that hydrogen filling stations in the state are not reliable and are sometimes out of service for weeks at a time. Part of the problem may be that while FCV manufactures like Toyota and Hyundai offer free filling up, but are not responsible for the hydrogen fuel or the station.
Hydrogen refuelling stations.
Worldwide, 17 hydrogen stations have been opened in 2014, according to H2stations.org. Most of them (82) stand in Europe, 63 can be found in the States, one in South America and 38 around Asia.
Hydrogen fuelling stations.
Worldwide, there are some 168 hydrogen fuelling stations currently in operation – 26 of those are located in Germany, 67 across the USA. And while 11 new stations went online in 2013, the overall number of H2-stations has decreased. One year ago, the number was still at 208.
tuev-sued.de (press release, in English), H2stations.org (official numbers)