ENGIE has inaugurated the largest hydrogen (H2) utility fleet and the first alternative multi-fuel station in France.
Located in the heart of the International Market of Rungis, this station will power a fleet of 50 H2-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E utility vehicles, recently made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a leader in mobility solutions for enterprises. These vehicles will be used by ENGIE Cofely technicians to ensure multi-technical operations and maintenance work for commercial buildings in the Ile-de-France.
Equipped with extended autonomous capability by Symbio, the leading European outfitter for H2 mobility solutions, these electric vehicles produce neither particles nor gas emissions and are further enhanced with a reduced recharge time and greater autonomy.
This station has a provisional refuelling capacity of 20 kg/day in H2 but should increase rapidly to 80 kg/day. This scale corresponds to the immediate needs of current vehicles in the south of Paris. The definitive installation will produce H2 on site with an electrolyser powered solely by renewable energy. The H2 station is designed, manufactured and integrated by McPhy, a leader in production, storage and H2 distribution equipment that serves the energy transition. The entire project has been given financial support from the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).
With a stream of more than 25 000 vehicles per day, the Rungis Market, which offers free motorway toll to all clean vehicles that use the station for refuelling, is a strategic location for the development of green mobility for freight transport in Ile-de-France.
As the quality of air is a major public health issue, accelerating the development of green mobility is even more important given that the transport sector is responsible for 35% of the carbon emissions in France.