First public hydrogen refueling station opens in London

First public hydrogen refueling station opens in London

ITM Power officially launched its first public access hydrogen refueling station in London at the National

Physical Laboratory, Teddington. The facility is the first of three UK stations to be deployed as part of the

pan European HyFive project, which was funded by the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint

Undertaking (FCHJU) and the UK Government Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The site was also

supported by the automotive OEMs Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Renault partner Symbio FCell.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP, who announced a £2 million government fund to support the roll-

out of hydrogen vehicles in public and private sector fleets, said: “The new refueling station at

Teddington is just one of 12 stations opening up this year, backed by £5 million of government funding,

that will make it easier for more people to switch to this exciting new technology.”

Located at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, the hydrogen refueling station is close to the

A316 and A308 trunk roads and is available for commercial and private fleets operating fuel cell vehicles.

Delegates took part in a ‘ride and drive’ that showcased a range of fuel cell vehicles including the

Hyundai Ix35, the Toyota Mirai, and the Honda FCX Clarity.

Commissioning teams from ITM Power and BOC Linde will now move on to commission and open a

further four electrolyzer based refueling stations in and around London before the end of 2016.

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