FaHyence: starting point of a world record attempt for the autonomy of a hydrogen vehicle
Located in Sarreguemines, France, the FaHyence hydrogen station welcomes today a world record for the autonomy of a hydrogen vehicle. Bertrand Piccard President of the Solar Impulse Foundation and Hyundai Ambassador, has always been very committed to sustainable mobility. He will attempt with a Nexo, a hydrogen-electric vehicle to set the world record for the farthest range of a hydrogen vehicle by driving more than 700 km with a single charge.
The world record attempt takes place on 25 and 26 November 2019, with a route from the hydrogen station located in Sarreguemines (France, “FaHyence” project) to the “Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace” in Le Bourget (France), going to different stages in Metz, Luxembourg and Brussels.
During his journey, Bertrand Piccard will welcome onboard personalities who provide solutions and who push technologies that we believe can contribute to clean mobility, to raise awareness and mobilize the general public and policymakers on new non-polluting energies, among which: hydrogen.
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FaHyence: an emblematic starting point for the zero-emission mobility
Located in the French city of Sarreguemines, the FaHyence hydrogen station has been chosen as the starting point of this world record attempt. Let’s recall that McPhy technologies equip this hydrogen refueling station, the very first one in France to produce, on-site and on-demand, clean hydrogen, converting the local renewable energies into clean fuel. For more than 2 years, this station fills up the fuel cell electric vehicles with non-polluting energy, contributing to a whole zero emission mobility chain.
A pioneer in terms of hydrogen mobility the “Communauté de Communes Sarreguemines Confluence” (“CASC”), indeed initiated a strong policy in favor of transport decarbonation. Low carbon mobility has been identified as a strategic pillar of the territory’s “Climate Plan”. As such, the hydrogen station “Fahyence » is the product of two years of close collaboration between CASC, EDF, McPhy and EIFER who have associated their expertise to design, scale and build a solution for clean hydrogen production and distribution. Partnering the project, Symbio delivered Kangoo H2-type vehicles to different public and private users who now use hydrogen for their daily professional activities.
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671438 and No 700350. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe Research and Hydrogen Europe.