£8.8m OLEV funding to deliver largest expansion of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure ever in UK


The UK hydrogen (H2) industry is to take a significant step forward thanks to a multimillion pound government boost which will deliver the largest expansion of H2 refuelling infrastructure ever undertaken in the country.

A consortium managed by Element Energy, comprising ITM Power, Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, has won £8.8m of funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve access to an expanded network of H2 refuelling stations and support the continued roll out of H2 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the UK.

It will capitalise on the reliable mileage of established fleets and see vehicles being procured by emergency services such as the Metropolitan Police to support the growth of refuelling infrastructure for H2 vehicles up and down the country.

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