Pillars of Progress: Mobility – Hydrogen-powered taxicabs cruise into Europe’s cities

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) show great potential in reducing CO2 emissions, particularly within European cities.

Powered by hydrogen, FCEVs have short refuelling times and the only emission they produce is water.

But the lack of hydrogen refuelling stations has discouraged captive fleet operators such as taxi companies from adopting them so far.

Since 2015, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is working with industry leaders and municipal authorities to bring vehicles such as taxicabs and police vehicles onto Europe’s streets.

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