Dusseldorf–Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Falcke took deliver of the vehicle on Thursday, June 4th, at the Höherweg car mile for the state capital Düsseldorf / First fuel cell vehicle in the city’s vehicle fleet
The state capital of Düsseldorf has expanded its fleet with a hydrogen car to include a new, environmentally friendly vehicle. It continues the efforts to make business trips as environmentally friendly as possible.
A Toyota Mirai was purchased with funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The funding covered 60 percent of the purchase price. With the “Low Emission Mobility” program, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia supports cities and municipalities in the procurement of hydrogen and electric vehicles, including the necessary charging infrastructure.
The deputy for personnel, organization, IT, health, and citizen service, Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Falcke accepted the car on Thursday, June 4th, at the Höherweg car mile for the state capital of Düsseldorf. “I am pleased that the 113 existing environmentally-friendly vehicles – battery-operated or as plug-in hybrids – are now supplemented by a fuel cell vehicle that complements the state capital’s zero-emission fleet and that longer business trips can be carried out in a climate-friendly manner,” emphasized the deputy.
Low-noise and with a long-range In a hydrogen vehicle, electrical energy is generated from hydrogen by a fireplace insert and immediately converted into motion with the electric drive or temporarily stored in a battery. The vehicles can be moved very quietly and a range of 500 to 700 kilometers can be achieved. Refueling takes just a few minutes.
The state capital of Düsseldorf participates together with the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, the city of Duisburg, Stadtwerken Düsseldorf AG, Wuppertaler Stadtwerken GmbH and Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH in the competition “Model municipality/region hydrogen mobility NRW” of the Ministry of Economy. The aim is to make the relevant vehicles and the necessary infrastructure available to as many users as possible in a cost-effective manner on-site in order to make a further contribution to climate and environmental protection. With the fuel cell vehicle, the fleet of the state capital Düsseldorf counts 114 environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Photo: At the handover of the hydrogen vehicle to the state capital: Deputy Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Falcke, Stephan Lindner, Head of Sales Toyota Autohaus and Michael Theben, Ministry of Economics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (from right) (Photo: © Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Michael Gstettenbauer)