Fallback Friday Story: Stellantis Partners with Hype to Launch 50 Hydrogen Taxis for Individuals with Limited Mobility in Paris

By September 29, 2023 5   min read  (891 words)

September 29, 2023 |

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  • 50 zero-emission Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen and Citroën ëJumpy Hydrogen vehicles (Crit’Air 0) produced in France, designed for transporting people with reduced mobility (PRM)
  • Possible deployment of 1,000 Crit’Air 0 PMR taxis by the end of 2024, according to the system planned by the French public authorities (1) for the granting of licenses for “Parisian PMR taxis”
  • To better take into account the needs of people with reduced mobility, setting up by Hype of a dedicated organization in charge of managing the fleet, which will rely in particular on its specially trained salaried drivers and on an application of priority access

Poissy–Stellantis,  the first manufacturer in the world to mass-market hydrogen-powered utility vehicles and passenger transport derivatives, and  Hype , an independent pure-player in hydrogen mobility, are today formalizing a partnership around the supply and operation of hydrogen vehicles, the first of which stage consists of delivering a first fleet of 50 zero-emission PMR Parisian taxis (Crit’Air 0) from 2023.

These vehicles, which can accommodate 5 passengers including one in a wheelchair, or 6 passengers without a wheelchair, have been specially adapted from the passenger transport versions of the Peugeot e-Expert and Citroën ë-Jumpy produced at the Stellantis site in Hordain in Hauts-de-France.

The Stellantis Hydrogen offer is perfectly suited to “intensive user” professionals thanks to a 400 km range, a recharge carried out in 3 minutes, zero emissions and no compromise on the useful capacities of the vehicle. This zero-emission technology thus allows maximum availability of the fleet. These vehicles also have the particularity of being 100% electric “hybrid”, comprising a rechargeable battery of reasonable size and a hydrogen fuel cell device, making it possible to offer an optimal solution for scaling up.

By relying on its specific organization, unrivaled on the market, and in particular on its hundreds of trained salaried drivers and its very high visibility, Hype is setting up an organization dedicated to serving people with reduced mobility, making it possible to guarantee availability in quality of service and a tailor-made service, also with a reservation application to benefit from priority access and provide complete and detailed reports on the use of vehicles in real time.

As part of their partnership, Stellantis and Hype specify that they are also able to deploy, by the end of 2024, up to 1,000 PMR Crit’Air 0 taxis. These potential additional volumes are linked to obtaining the license for “Parisian PMR taxi” operation, currently being set up by the French public authorities.

Such an offer would make it possible to meet several of the strategic priorities set by the French government: rapidly improving, in volume and quality, the supply of transport services for people with reduced mobility, accelerating the energy transition with a zero means of transport emission (Crit’Air 0) and strengthen industrial activities at the Stellantis site in Hordain, located in the Hauts-de-France region.

“ We are pleased, with these Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen and Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen, to further strengthen our
leadership in zero-emission Vans, through a partnership with Hype focused on people with reduced mobility. said  Xavier Peugeot, 
Director  of the Stellantis LCV BU

” I am very happy with this first delivery of 50 Peugeot and Citroën PMR Crit’Air 0 hydrogen taxis as part of our partnership with Stellantis, which represents a new major step in the development of Hype and the structuring of the hydrogen industrial sector. French. This fleet of vehicles, unparalleled on the market, allows us to launch the deployment on the right scale of our zero-emission service offer for people with reduced mobility, in Ile-de-France and then in other regions, while meeting ecological imperatives. and public health and industrialization objectives on French territory. Hype will also organize access to this zero-emission device for other interested taxi players, and in particular independent drivers and rental companies. said Mathieu Gardies, founder and CEO of Hype

About Stellantis

Stellantis NV (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and mobility service providers. Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep®, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move and Leasys: iconic and steeped in history, our brands inspire the passion of visionaries who founded them and that of our current customers at the heart of their avant-garde products and services. Drawing on our diversity, we are shaping the mobility of tomorrow. Our goal: to become the largest sustainable mobility tech company, in terms of quality, not size, while creating even more value for all of our partners and the communities in which we operate.
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About Hype

Launched in Paris in 2015, on the occasion of COP21, to respond to the public health emergency posed by air and noise pollution in urban areas, Hype is developing the first hydrogen mobility platform simultaneously integrating supply and production. , distribution and uses, with the taxi as the first relevant market. Hype, which has directly operated the largest fleet of hydrogen taxis in the world for 7 years, now aims to organize the rapid and massive transition of taxis and other professional mobility towards zero emissions. By capitalizing on its speed of execution, its agility and its ”scalable” model which facilitates the short-term use and by the greatest number, drivers and customers, of the zero-emission mobility solutions enabled by hydrogen,
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