The station is the first of three UK stations to be deployed as part of the pan European HyFive project, which was funded by the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU) and the UK Government Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The station was opened to the public by Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister at Department for Transport, and was supported by the automotive OEMs Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Symbio FCell, who also presented and participated in a Q&A session.
“The new refuelling station at Teddington is just one of 12 stations opening up this year, backed by £5 million of government funding, that will make it easier for more people to switch to this exciting new technology.” Said Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP.
Located at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, the hydrogen refuelling station is close to the A316 and A308 trunk roads and is available for commercial and private fleets operating fuel cell electric vehicles.
Fabio Ferrari, CEO, Symbio FCell, said: “I am excited to launch the new Kangoo ZE H2 700 bar van at the opening of ITM Power’s first refuelling station in London. The higher pressure 700 bar storage capability enables the vehicle to refill at any European refuelling station and improve the vehicle range, and with ITM Power’s program to extend the network of stations in and around London, clean emission journeys by public and private logistics organisations are now possible. This solution is today a real pollutant free alternative to the incumbent diesel powered vehicles, improving London air quality.”