Highly committed to the development of hydrogen mobility, Air Liquide has installed a charging station at its Sassenage site in Isère (Rhône-Alpes).

This station will allow the first users of the HyWay project to recharge their vehicles with hydrogen. Next fall, a second station will be installed in Grenoble.

Coordinated by the Tenerrdis new energy technologies cluster, HyWay is the first French project whose aim is to deploy fleets of hydrogen-powered electric vehicles.

A major project milestone was reached today (Wednesday, 10 June) with the delivery of the first twenty Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 utility vehicles to Grenoble.

These vehicles constitute the largest electric vehicle fleet equipped with a hydrogen-powered range extender currently deployed in Europe.

The Air Liquide station at its Sassenage site is accessible to the various partners in the HyWay project. Among the first users is the local platform of La Poste, France’s postal service, whose three Kangoo ZE-H2 vehicles will be recharging regularly at the Air Liquide Sassenage site, as well as at the large capacity station that will be rolled out next fall in Grenoble.

Air Liquide has chosen to support the HyWay project by investing in the development of this first station in Sassenage but also by deciding to acquire three Kangoo ZE-H2 vehicles.

A pioneer in this field, the group is actively involved in the setting up of the hydrogen energy industry on a global scale and helping to meet the challenge of the energy transition.

The group is pursuing its commitment with the construction of new hydrogen charging stations around the world, both for passenger cars, forklift trucks and other transport vehicles.