Cologne–The Toyota Kreditbank GmbH (TKW) is a member of the HyCologne – Hydrogen Region Rheinland eV – the network for hydrogen, fuel cells, and electric vehicles. Together with other partners, the two companies want to promote the regional introduction of hydrogen as a cross-sector energy source.
- TKG membership of HyCologne – Hydrogen Region Rhineland eV
- Common goal: Introduce hydrogen as a cross-sectoral energy source
- Club receives Toyota Mirai
In the context of “ neighborhood mobility”, Toyota Kreditbank develops individual mobility concepts for cities, regions, and counties. Most recently for the Berlin Future District Neulichterfelde. Alternative drive technologies such as hydrogen also play a crucial role here. For this reason, the TKG is actively promoting this technology – as a Cologne company, especially in the Rhineland. “The interaction of our digital mobility solutions and the drive technology of the future developed by Toyota are a unique selling point. Toyota Kreditbank supports HyCologne because we are encountering a unique network here that will play a decisive role in the energy transition, ”said Axel Nordieker, Managing Director of Toyota Kreditbank GmbH.
For the past 13 years, HyCologne – in the sense of a public-private partnership – has been bringing municipalities, companies and research institutions together to initiate and implement future-oriented projects in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. In the transport sector in particular, the course was set to use alternative drives to reduce CO2 emissions and to use the energy used there more efficiently. The introduction of widespread electromobility can be achieved sustainably, in particular through the use of hydrogen as an energy source.
The primary goal of the association: A structural change in the Rhineland. By building a hydrogen cluster, this should succeed. The TKG supports the project by combining different drive technologies in coherent mobility concepts. Dr. Albrecht Möllmann, CEO of HyCologne eV, emphasizes: “Toyota Kreditbank is one of the pioneers in developing such innovative concepts. We are pleased that we can now also integrate hydrogen and fuel cell technology through our network. ”
As part of the partnership, HyCologne received a Toyota Mirai, the world’s first fuel cell sedan. More than 10,000 vehicles have already been delivered. With its pioneering drive concept, the Mirai drives locally emissions-free with a hydrogen tank filling for more than 500 kilometers, leaving only water vapor. With great friends, HyCologne board member Dr. Albrecht Möllmann and project manager Carsten Krause approached the vehicle from Toyota in early March.