Intelligent Energy will join H2USA to contribute to the consortium, wherever possible, using the knowledge and experience it has gained from its involvement in similar European hydrogen programmes in Germany, the UK and France.

H2USA was established in 2013 by the US Department of Energy and other stakeholders. A public-private partnership, the group focuses on accelerating the rollout of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles and related technologiesin America. Members of H2USA include automotive OEMs, industrial gas companies, other industrial partners and bodies. It includes American Honda Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Toyota Motor North America, Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA. The State of California also joined recently.

James Batchelor, Managing Director – Motive at Intelligent Energy said, “We are delighted to join the H2USA programme, and look forward to working with our partners. We have had a permanent presence in California for more than a decade. Thus, it is very important for us to be actively involved in this programme. We can build on our existing understanding of local requirements alongside the experience we have gained from similar programmes in Europe.”

“We believe that fuel cell technology plays an increasingly pivotal role in reducing carbon emissions from road transport and improving local air quality with zero tailpipe emissions. Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell systems are power-dense and capable of operating in a wide range of applications.”

Julian Hughes, Group Corporate Development Director, based in Intelligent Energy’s San Jose office, CA said, “Concerns over levels of CO2 and air quality have driven local initiatives such as the Zero Emission Vehicle and the Advanced Clean Cars Programs, putting California in the vanguard of the move towards zero-emission transport. From a local Californian perspective, I look forward to participating in the H2USA programme as we help to build momentum towards a clean, low-carbon future – in both the USA, and around the world.”

About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy develops efficient and clean energy technology for the global consumer electronics, automotive and distributed power and generation markets – from compact energy packs for mobile devices, to powertrains for zero-emission vehicles, and stationary power units for the always-on infrastructure.

Our advanced technology architecture is used by international companies to create differentiated, cost-efficient fuel cell power systems for mass market applications. It enables Intelligent Energy and our industry partners to solve the challenges of continuous power and productivity, by creating convenient everyday energy solutions to power your life.

Intelligent Energy’s headquarters and principal facility is located at Loughborough in the UK Midlands region.