Madrid unveils plans for 1,000 hydrogen taxis by 2026

Madrid taxi association Federación Profesional del Taxi de Madrid (FPTM) wants to replace 1,000 of its current internal combustion engine fleet of taxis with hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2026 in the Spanish city.

The plans are part of the pioneering €100m ($122.3m) ‘Taxi-as-a-service’ project, which will see FPTM work in partnership with Madrileña Red de Gas, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), Toyota Spain, Grupo Ruiz and PwC, and aims to allow offer taxi fleets hydrogen vehicles that are cost competitive with traditional technologies.

FRV will be responsible for developing the entire infrastructure for renewable production and recharging, as well as supplying hydrogen to the taxi fleet; Toyota Spain will supply its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

FPTM said is planning to introduce the first Toyota Mirais by 2022.

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