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Tank & Rast and H2 Mobility Partner to Develop Hydrogen Stations in Germany

By October 27, 2021 3   min read  (421 words)

October 27, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Tank & Rast and H2 Mobility Partner to Develop Hydrogen Stations in Germany

Bonn–Tank & Rast joins the world’s largest hydrogen filling station operator H2 MOBILITY Germany as an associated partner. H2 MOBILITY currently operates 88 of 91 H2 filling stations in Germany in seven metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along the connecting highways and motorways, 15 more stations are currently under construction. 

With the ramp-up of hydrogen commercial vehicles, H2 MOBILITY is also expanding its range for other pressure levels and fueling quantities.

For Tank & Rast, this is a promising field, since with the expected increasing dynamics of hydrogen-based heavy goods traffic, there will also be an increased need for the corresponding infrastructure along the motorway. For Tank & Rast, the partnership is a logical step on the way to the rest stops of tomorrow. The focus is on the strategic further development of the locations and their provision of relevant drive energy in the future. The possible supply of hydrogen for use in fuel cell commercial vehicles could sensibly complement the existing fast charging infrastructure for battery electric vehicles.

“The cooperation with H2 MOBILITY is now the next step on the way to climate-friendly mobility,” explains Peter Markus Löw, CEO of the Tank & Rast Group: “By joining H2 MOBILITY, Tank & Rast is underlining its commitment to sustainable mobility on German motorways . Hydrogen will gain in importance, especially in heavy goods traffic, and we want to be part of the project to develop efficient and comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell trucks. ”

 About Tank & Rast

Tank & Rast is the leading provider of gastronomy, retail, hotel, fuel and fast charging infrastructure on the motorways in Germany. Together with franchise partners, Tank & Rast operates around 360 petrol stations and around 400 service stations (including around 50 hotels) on the German motorway network. Around 500 million travelers visit the Tank & Rast service operations every year, which stand for consistent customer orientation and high service quality.

 About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the nationwide development of a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. From 2021, further stations will be built where there is demand for commercial vehicles and a public filling station makes sense for a growing network of filling stations for cars. H2 MOBILITY takes on all tasks – planning, construction, operation and marketing – that are necessary for a successful network expansion and operation. H2 MOBILITY shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Hyundai, Linde, OMV, Shell and TotalEnergies. BMW, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advise H2 MOBILITY as an associated partner.

 

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