The first Italian police hydrogen (H2) car has been delivered to the Trentino-Alto Adige Carabinieri Legion Carabinieri police in Bolzano.
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was given to the the Trentino-Alto Adige Carabinieri Legion Commander for use until 31st August 2018 at a hand-off ceremony this week. Present at the ceremony was A22’s CEO, Walter Pardatscher, President of A22, Andrea Girardi, General Technical Manager, Carlo Costa, and Commander of the Carabinieri Trentino Alto Adige Legion, Brigade Massimo Mennitti.
Handing over the keys, Walter Pardatscher, said, “The Brenner Motorway has always maintained close ties with the Order’s forces located in the area, with the aim of ensuring maximum safety on the highway and in the surrounding areas. ”
“It is the first time that a police force in Italy has received a H2 vehicle”
Commander of the Carabinieri Trentino Alto Adige Legion, Brigade Massimo Menniti.
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is equipped with a power of up to 136kW (100Kw) and with an autonomy of almost 600km. The Carabinieri of Trentino Alto Adige was awarded the H2 vehicle for institutional activities as part of the promotion of renewable and environmentally sustainable alternative fuels, which A22 has been pursuing for years.
General Massimo Mennitti emphasised the importance of this day for the Carabinieri Weapons, “It is the first time that a police force in Italy has received a H2 vehicle. In fact, this is one of the first trials in the world, because there are only a few projects started in England. We are really proud that the Carabinieri police force is the first to arrive at this new frontier of security combined with sustainability.”