Global leasing giant Arval will raise awareness of hydrogen cars at a roadshow next month in Birmingham.
The UK company will share its expertise in hydrogen cars built through its involvement in a Swindon-based project called the Hydrogen Hub, which researches the viability of fuel cell technology for a range of domestic, commercial and transport applications in real world conditions.
Paul Marchment, Senior Business Manager at Arval, who oversees the company’s hydrogen activities, said the company wants to reach audiences that together can help drive positive change – for example businesses, the public and local politicians.
“We want to show them hydrogen vehicles from manufacturers such as Toyota and Hyundai, and explain how the technology works,” he explained. “Once you know more about the technology, you are more likely to adopt and champion it.”
“Right now, the Hydrogen Hub runs seven hydrogen cars with a range of fleet customers. So while in its infancy – and notwithstanding that vehicle production needs to increase to cut purchase price, and that refuelling infrastructure needs to improve – we believe that with the right backing from the public, businesses, government and manufacturers, the demand for hydrogen will increase and that will help drive a more sustainable future for all.”