Air Liquide will support hydrogen (H2) fuel cell vehicles at the eighth edition of the International Ecological Vehicle Fair (RIVE) in France over the next two days.
The French corporation will supply a mobile H2 charging station at the dedicated clean transportation exhibition, which is specifically designed to meet the need for H2 at roaming events.
It will be used to recharge five Toyota Mirai vehicles at the fair, which will take place today and tomorrow at the Alès Cévennes racing track near Montpellier. The event, devoted to mobility and clean transportation, was first launched in 2010 and features two days of conferences and test drives of ecological vehicles.
Air Liquide used the same station last October to recharge the fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) that took part in the Monte Carlo E-rally.
Used within a fuel cell, H2 combines with oxygen from the air to produce electricity, with water as the only by-product. FCEVs have a range of approximately 500kms.
Air Liquide masters the entire H2 supply chain, from production and storage to distribution and the development of application for end-users. The company is an active advocate for the widespread use of H2 as a clean energy source, for mobility in particular.