Hydrogen Mobility Europe reveals: 630 hydrogen vehicles deployed and 37 new refuelling stations installed since 2016
January 14, 2020
The largest European hydrogen mobility initiative, Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), has published a study concluding its first phase of its initiative. The H2ME initiative involves nearly 50 organisations at the forefront of the sector and is supported at the EU-level. It has received funding from the EU's Fuel Cells ad Hydrogen 2 Join Undertaking, the Horizon 2020 programme and Hydrogen Research and Hydrogen Europe.
According to the study published by H2ME, 630 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have been deployed in 10 countries and 37 new hydrogen refuelling stations installed in 8 countries, achieving 14.5 million km driven and 147 tonnes of hydrogen dispensed across 68,000 refuelling events since 2016. The study demonstrates the commercial potential to rollout fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen refuelling stations across Europe.
Hydrogen and the European Green Deal
The H2ME initiative and study demonstrates the crucial role hydrogen can play in achieving the key policy targets set by the European Green Deal.
In its aim to achieve EU climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission recently also published its European Hydrogen Strategy which seeks to strengthen the policy targets of the Green Deal. Consequently, the EU has now set tangible policy targets for green hydrogen.
Importantly, hydrogen projects can now also get funding under funding schemes associated with the Green Deal, with funding to be made available across transport, industry, heat and wider energy system applications. Previously, European funding for hydrogen activities mostly came from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
For more information see the full study here.