Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota are joining forces in a joint venture, HysetCo, the leading asset company dedicated to the development of hydrogen mobility in the Paris region.
This collaboration is a major step in the emergence of a hydrogen company in France and in the development of Hype, the world’s first zero-emission taxi fleet launched in 2015 as part of the COP21 and operated in Paris and the region. Ile-de-France.
HysetCo will facilitate the deployment of hydrogen-powered electric vehicles and recharging infrastructure in Île-de-France in order to reach the cap of 600 taxis by the end of 2020. Toyota will thus deliver 500 additional Mirai by the end of 2020, which will complement the existing fleet of 100 Hype vehicles.
This joint venture covers two aspects: distribution of hydrogen and development of uses for mobility; each actor bringing their expertise to this ecosystem.
Through this project, the partners are realizing their commitment to clean mobility and improving air quality, and demonstrate the relevance of hydrogen mobility on intensive applications such as passenger transport. The ambition of the structure is to promote the sector’s transition to zero emissions, with the objective of “zero emissions for taxis / VTC for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024”.
The Hype taxi fleet will also be able to count on the expansion of the network of stations, after the recent opening of a new recharging point at Roissy near Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, which has been added to the network. existing (Paris-Orly, Les-Loges-en-Josas, Pont de l’Alma). This hydrogen station at Roissy was designed and installed by Air Liquide with the support of the public-private partnership of FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) *.
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