Dutch Government to introduce €22m subsidy for hydrogen refuelling stations

In a bid to speed up the deployment of hydrogen-powered transport, the Dutch Government is set to introduce a €22m ($22.7m) subsidy scheme for hydrogen refuelling stations with accompanying trucks.

It comes as the Government seeks to break the chicken-egg situation by making the option to use hydrogen in heavy-duty trucking a logistically viable option, boosting the number of stations in the country up from the 14 current.

Expected to start in early 2024, the subsidy is set to apply to plans if both a filling station is built and associated trucks are purchased, in a hope that supply and demand will be created simultaneously, seeing profitable hydrogen stations emerge throughout the Netherlands.

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