H2 Mobility Deutschland yesterday opened its latest hydrogen station in Heidelberg, bringing the total number of stations in Germany to 82.
Opened with partners Air Liquide and OMV, and located at Speyerer Strasse 20, H2 Mobility said this is Heidelberg’s first hydrogen station.
“The opening of the hydrogen filling station in Heidelberg is an important step on our way to becoming a climate-neutral city,” Professor Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of the City of Heidelberg, said.
“Fuel cells are the technology of the future. They enable emissions-free heavy goods transport, bus and long-distance traffic in the region and help ensure clean air in our cities.”
“With the new hydrogen filling station, the city has committed itself to building a fuel-cell vehicle fleet of 30 vehicles by 2021.”
Frédéric Minaud, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, added, “At this point, hydrogen is one of our best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.”
“In particular, hydrogen has the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities.”
H2 Mobility, a joint venture between Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total, have a goal to operate 100 stations in German metropolitan areas and along major roads and motorways.
Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 Mobility, said, “H2 Mobility is systematically expanding the hydrogen refuelling station network in Germany.”
“After completing 100 fuelling stations in the course of the year, H2 Mobility will in the future purposefully build where there is demand.”
“Zero emission fuel cell passenger cars and commercial vehicles will command a significant market share worldwide and will make a major contribution to reducing emissions in traffic and transport.”
“We are creating the conditions that will enable more and more people and companies to switch to hydrogen.”