- ACO, Le Mans Métropole and Pays de la Loire Region are joining forces to build the first hydrogen station in the west of France
- The metropolis, SETRAM and its operator plan to acquire a fleet of ten buses in the next three years.
Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Region said, “Green hydrogen is for us the energy of the future. This first hydrogen station is therefore an important step that should enable us to accelerate further the emergence of clean energies in our territories. It will also be at the heart of the hydrogen plan that we will adopt at the end of the year. ”
This partnership is planned as part of ADEME’s call for projects.
The station is planning to be in operation by November 2019. It will serve the hydrogen buses of Le Mans Métropole area, the hydrogen prototype car of the MissionH24 ACO – GreenGT as well as private vehicles and taxis. The MissionH24 hydrogen race car will participate in the 24 hours of Le Mans from 2024.
Pierre Fillon added, “We launched MissionH24 to promote hydrogen in the race, with a category dedicated to this energy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024. Also being associated with Le Mans Métropole and the Pays de Loire region, in the realization of this hydrogen station for buses in Le Mans, is excellent. This is a reflection of the thinking and actions we must all take together for our future mobility and environment. ”
This partnership is part of the drive to foster innovation for all our mobility and the preservation of the environment.
Stéphane Le Foll said, “Le Mans Métropole will be the first metropolis of more than 100,000 inhabitants to have a hydrogen bus in 2019. This fleet will be added to in the years to come. The city shares with its partners, the region and the ACO the ambition to build in our territory an ecosystem around hydrogen. As such, a first H2 event around hydrogen will take place on June 11 at Le Mans in the 24-hour week. Clean energies and new mobility are now decided . »Stéphane Le Foll