Shell Joins the Förderverein H2 Mobility Switzerland

By October 10, 2018 3   min read  (483 words)

October 10, 2018 |

Shell Joins H2 Mobility Switzerland

Shell (Switzerland) AG has joined the Förderverein H2 Mobilität Schweiz. The aim of the association is to help hydrogen mobility in Switzerland to make a breakthrough.

Shell's hydrogen filling stations have already been installed in several countries – including Germany, England, Canada and the US; In addition, the company has many years of experience in H2 production and logistics. Oliver Bishop, General Manager of Hydrogen, explains: “Hydrogen technology is a promising technology, and H2 is a fuel for clean mobility. We assume that this alternative drive from the twenties onwards plays an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, Benelux, the USA and Japan, and also in Switzerland. We at Shell are on track. “

Hydrogen offers the opportunity to increase the availability of fuel in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: using hydrogen produced from renewable energy can significantly reduce harmful CO2 emissions. Running an H2 fuel cell vehicle will not cause either local pollutants or carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of hydrogen-powered cars is 500 to 800 kilometers per tank filling.

Hydrogen is also good for truck applications. Shell is developing three new heavy duty hydrogen filling stations in California, which will serve the Port of Los Angeles. Shell works together with Toyota and Kenworth, among others. 

In addition to Shell (Switzerland) AG, Agrola AG, AVIA Vereinigung, Coop, Coop Mineraloel AG, Emil Frey Group, fenaco Cooperative, Migrol AG, Migros Cooperative Federation and SOCAR Energy Switzerland are members of the Förderverein H2 Mobilität Schweiz.


The Förderverein H2 Mobilität Schweiz, which was founded in May this year, is growing rapidly. Two of the eight Swiss companies that founded the association or are already members of the association join forces: the Emil Frey Group and Shell (Switzerland) AG in the background.

Hydrogen mobility in Switzerland is taking shape. In addition to the nationally planned infrastructure expansion, more and more manufacturers of passenger cars, buses, commercial vehicles and even trains are investing in the advantages of efficient technology. The members of the Förderverein H2 Mobility Switzerland are actively involved in establishing the filling station network in Switzerland in a timely and private-economical manner. With the two new members, the Emil Frey Group and Shell (Switzerland) AG, this dedicated plan is gaining even more momentum.

Emil Frey Group and Toyota AG

Marcel Guerry, Managing Director of the Emil Frey Group Switzerland: “We can only underline that we see sustainable hydrogen as an important alternative for road mobility in the future. Considerable ranges, short refueling time and zero CO2 emissions are just a few of the arguments in favor of this form of electromobility. Our first Swiss customers who drive the standard Toyota Mirai are thrilled with this technology! It is all the more important that the construction of the filling station network be carried out quickly and comprehensively. »


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