“Rīgas Satiksme” announces that the first hydrogen station has been completed and put into testing mode. The first hydrogen production, filling and storage station located in Riga, at Vienības gatve 6, next to trolleybus depot No. 2.
The construction of the hydrogen filling station is a part of the “H2Nodes” international project and it will eventually be available for both the filling of public transport and public usage.
In this project, “Rīgas Satiksme” has already received 10 hydrogen-driven trolleybuses that have all the necessary certificates and have passed all the necessary tests before being accepted for service. Now the procedure of accepting trolleybuses for service is underway. It should be noted that the hydrogen trolleybuses manufactured in Riga are the first vehicles of such type in the world.
With one refueling lasting just 7-10 minutes for hydrogen-driven electric vehicles means that they can run 300-400 km, trolleybuses will be able to run without refueling for up to 200 km, and hydrogen fuel cell-driven electric cars for about 600 km after being filled for 3-5 minutes.
The planned project costs were EUR 16.1 M, of which 50% are co-funded by the European Union.