ITM Power’s progress as a clean fuel company continues as it secures a deal where it will jointly roll-out a fleet of vans powered by hydrogen.

Zero-emission commercial vehicles are to be provided by ITM Power, with Symbio FCell and Arcola Energy also involved in the agreement.

Details about the deal are to provide fleet customers with the assurance of a one-stop complete solution including preparation, insurance, site approvals, vehicle registration and staff training.

Symbio FCell has deployed the largest number of fuel cell Range Extender Electric Vehicles (REEV) in Europe with customers such as La Poste, Air Liquide and Schneider Electric. The Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 electric van with fuel cell range extender from Symbio FCell is now in series production and offers a range of over 200 miles, more than double the range of the electric-only van.

With a hydrogen refuelling time of less than three minutes, but the ability to plug-in whenever possible, the vehicle provides the best of both worlds for fleet managers and drivers. A similar vehicle, adapted to the Renault Trucks Maxity 4.5 T electric light duty truck is being tested at La Poste and will be commercially available in 2016.

Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power commented, “We are delighted to be working again on the return-to-base fleet refuelling model with commercial vehicles that are backed by an OEM and have a full after-sales support package. We look forward to selling refuelling stations into this important emerging market with Symbio FCell and Arcola Energy as our partners.”