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Germany: Osnabrück to Test Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Patrol Cars

By December 5, 2019 3   min read  (378 words)

December 5, 2019 |

Osnabruck Police Hydrogen 2

OsnabrückThe Police Directorate Osnabrück is now taking a completely new, innovative route in its three-year path to making mobility in its own ranks more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

As the first police authority in Germany, a Hyundai-branded patrol car will be using fuel cell technology in Osnabrück, this is planned with a green energy police car in to be placed in service as of the first quarter of 2020. 

Osnabruck Police Hydrogen 1

Police Commissioner Michael Maßmann expressed his satisfaction and expectation: “This is a good day for more climate friendliness and less CO2 emissions in the mobility of the police. I am pleased that we have succeeded in being able to test the fuel cell technology in our management in Osnabrück. We have already had very positive experiences with electric-powered vehicles. The use of our nation’s first two police electric motorcycles in the operational and patrol service has now spread around the country and leads to many requests. Now, with the use of hydrogen vehicles in the police department, we are once again pursuing a completely new and innovative path. I firmly assume That mobility in the police will change fundamentally in the next few years – and there is no way around it. Our fleet is becoming increasingly green, bringing together innovation, ecology, and practicality. We will not let up and will continue our sustainable path consistently. “

The new patrol car comes with a range of about 756 kilometers  The refueling time is 3-5 minutes. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds and has 163 hp. The maximum torque is 395 Nm. According to the manufacturer, consumption is given as 0.84 kg H2 / 100 kilometers. The empty weight is 1889 kilograms.

The advantages of this new patrol car: No CO2 emissions are emitted. In addition, the range is enormous, the refueling done in a matter of minutes and in addition, the fuel hardly weighs anything. The zero-emissions of the car benefit cities that are particularly affected by high levels of pollution – including the city of Osnab-rück. 

A corresponding hydrogen filling station is located in Hasbergen-Gaste, on the outskirts of Osnabrück. The immediate proximity of the filling station to the place of use in combination with the fast fueling ensures high operational availability of the new police vehicle.

 

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