The first hydrogen charging station in Le Mans is under construction. Located near the 24-hour circuit, it will allow the future Setram hydrogen bus to fill up.
Located a stone’s throw from the airport and the Le Mans 24-hour circuit, the city’s first hydrogen station is under construction. Work began in early January with delivery scheduled for late February.
It is a charging station, no hydrogen will be produced on-site. This station is co-financed by the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), the Pays de la Loire region and Le Mans Métropole to promote the development of this green fuel.
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The first hydrogen bus is expected in February
The aim is to supply future hydrogen vehicles from the Setram . The public transport company awaits the arrival of a hydrogen bus from February. Commissioning was initially scheduled for November 2019, but ” construction has lagged behind, ” says Jean-François Soulard, Vice-President of Le Mans Métropole in charge of transport and president of Setram.
If this experiment is conclusive, Le Mans Métrople plans to acquire a dozen other vehicles of this type within five years, ” buses but also service vehicles, such as garbage trucks “, continues the elected official.
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