MPs call on UK Government to invest in hydrogen transport


A report published by the cross-party Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has called on the UK Government to do more to support hydrogen road transport.

In its report ‘Low carbon technologies in a green economy’, the Committee states, ‘we are concerned that the Government, whilst supporting battery electric vehicles, is not offering the same level of support to hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles.’

It continues, ‘a significant number of major automotive manufacturers will be ready to offer vehicles within the next few years.’

Ian Williamson, Vice Chair of the UK Hydrogen Association and Director, Hydrogen and Bio Energy Systems–Europe, Air Products commented, “Now is the time for Government to take action and demonstrate real support for the hydrogen industry.”

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