New hydrogen station opens in Nagoya Nakagawa, Japan

New hydrogen station opens in Nagoya Nakagawa, Japan

A new hydrogen station opened in Nagoya Nakagawa, Aichi Prefecture on Thursday as Japan continues on its mission to have 320 stations and 200,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on roads by 2025.

Created as a joint project between Air Liquide Japan and Japan H2 Mobility (JHyM), this is the sixth station jointly operated by these two companies and the fifth in the Aichi Prefecture.

Read more: Who is Japan H2 Mobility?

Aichi Prefecture has one of the largest numbers of hydrogen vehicles and stations with the latest numbers from May 2020 recording 1,136 FCEVs and 26 stations.

The area also hosts the Japanese automobile industry and the number of FCEVs is expected to increase rapidly in the future.

Air Liquide sees growing demand in the area and recently opened a hydrogen station in Kasugai Katsugawai on 18th May.

The Nagoya Nakagawa station is located close to National Route 1 and will be open seven days a week.

Air Liquide said another station is expected to be opened in Midori-ku —also located within the Aichi prefecture— as a joint project with JHyM, before the end of the year.

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