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.
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.