Major players meet to cement industry-wide move toward zero-emission transport


“Hydrogen (H2) fuel cells plus electric-vehicle technology offer a viable path to zero-emission transport” is the message from the Hydrogen for Clean Transport conference which was held last week to discuss and debate H2-based solutions towards a zero-emission transport sector in Europe by 2040.

For the first time, seven major global vehicle manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Symbio and Toyota – as well as leading H2 refuelling infrastructure providers, met in Brussels to raise awareness among policy makers and other stakeholders of the role to be played by H2 mobility alongside full battery electric vehicles in achieving a zero-emission future.

The conference, sponsored by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and flagship H2 projects HyFIVE and H2ME, is a first for Europe’s transport industry. As more European countries move toward partial or complete bans on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles, H2 and fuel-cell technologies are seen as an increasingly important component of the future mix of vehicles on Europe’s roads.

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