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.
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 6, 2021 - 04:34 pm
S.Korea builds charging and H2 stations
The government of South Korea is planning a significant expansion of the infrastructure for battery and hydrogen vehicles. By the end of this year there should be over 1,000 charging stations and 43 hydrogen stations along motorways by the end of 2022.
Nov 23, 2021 - 12:41 pm
Japan agrees on new EV subsidy budget
The Japanese government is providing a total of 37.5 billion yen (290 million euros) for e-mobility in a supplementary budget for 2021. The majority of the sum is to flow into purchase premiums for vehicles, the rest into charging and hydrogen infrastructure.
Oct 27, 2021 - 02:54 pm
Daimler Truck & BP to drive hydrogen transport in UK
Daimler Truck and BP have agreed to jointly accelerate hydrogen infrastructure development and the introduction of fuel cell trucks in the UK. Concrete terms will see BP installing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure throughout the decade with Daimler to push fuel cell trucks through dealerships.
Oct 25, 2021 - 08:29 pm
Toyota, CaetanoBus & Snam team up on H2
Toyota has just partnered with Italian gas network operator Snam and the Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen mobility in both heavy and light transport.
Jul 13, 2021 - 10:59 pm
Hyzon & Chart go for H2 truck with 1000-mile range
In the USA, Hyzon Motors and Chart Industries today announced an agreement to develop and produce a liquid hydrogen-powered heavy-duty commercial vehicle with a range of up to 1,000 miles. There are also advances in Europe and Australia.
Jul 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm
EU Commission plans charging infrastructure requirements
According to a media report, the EU Commission is planning to give the member states concrete requirements for the expansion of the charging infrastructure as part of the eagerly awaited “Fit for 55” climate package. The package is to be published on 14 July.
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.
May 20, 2021 - 10:32 pm
Daimler Trucks partners with CATL, Shell, Siemens, Engie & EVBox
CATL will supply batteries for the production version of the announced Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul from 2024 onwards. Daimler’s commercial vehicle division has also entered into its own collaborations with Engie, EVBox, Siemens Smart Infrastructure for EV infrastructure and Shell for fuel cell truck infrastructure.
May 11, 2021 - 05:14 pm
Toyota launches fuel cell cooperation with Eneos
Toyota and the Japanese energy company Eneos have entered into a partnership to advance hydrogen mobility. The core of the cooperation is the expansion of Toyota’s future project Woven City into a hydrogen-based model city.
Nov 10, 2020 - 02:21 pm
North Rhine-Westphalia reveals H2 roadmap
The German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia has presented a hydrogen roadmap. Detailed targets for 2025 and 2030 are ambitious while it remains unclear, where the hydrogen will come from.
Nov 1, 2020 - 06:04 pm
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.
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.
Jul 8, 2020 - 06:59 pm
Switzerland rolls out H2 infrastructure with first stations
Switzerland’s second public H2 station has now gone into operation with the opening of Avia’s first hydrogen filling station in St. Gallen. By the end of 2020, five more filling station sites are to be built on the Lake Constance – Lake Geneva axis.
Jul 8, 2020 - 02:49 pm
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.
Jun 4, 2020 - 05:38 pm
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.
Apr 14, 2020 - 08:19 pm
H2Share fuel cell trucks begin tests in NW Europe
A few days ago, a 27-tonne fuel-cell-powered truck from VDL started its first practical application in the Netherlands. The EU-funded H2Share project will gather practical experience in different regions of North-West Europe.
Apr 5, 2020 - 04:08 pm
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.
Jan 20, 2020 - 09:28 pm
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.
Jan 6, 2020 - 03:00 pm
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.
Nov 5, 2019 - 06:55 pm
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.
Oct 1, 2019 - 04:30 pm
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.