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English Español Germany: New hydrogen filling station opens in Heidelberg

The second supply point for hydrogen cars in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is the station on Bergstrasse in Hirschberg, which has been in operation since 2017.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Air Liquide, and OMV opened this week the first hydrogen station in Heidelberg, Germany. The technology for the H2 plant in Speyerer Strasse is by Air Liquide and enables the refuelling of around 40 vehicles per day.

The owner and operator is the H2 MOBILITY Deutschland joint venture between the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL. The partners’ first goal, to be achieved in the course of 2020, is to operate 100 stations in German metropolitan areas and along major roads and motorways. Further hydrogen filling stations are to be added as the number of fuel-cell vehicles increases.

For the construction of the hydrogen station in Heidelberg, H2 MOBILITY received funding of close to 950,000 euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).

“H2 MOBILITY is systematically expanding the hydrogen refilling station network in Germany. After completing 100 fuelling stations in the course of the year, H2 MOBILITY will in future purposefully build where there is demand. Because zero-emissions fuel-cell passenger cars and commercial vehicles will command a significant market share worldwide and will make a major contribution to reducing emissions in traffic and transport. We are creating the conditions that will enable more and more people and companies to switch to hydrogen,” said Managing Director H2 MOBILITY, Nikolas Iwan.

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