Helping move Europe towards a competitive low-carbon economy
Transport required to decarbonise by up to 90% by 2050
Using hydrogen gas contributes to the diversification of energy supply
Improving the local environment – particularly cleaner air
Carbon savings with minimal impact to driver in terms of functionality or convenience
FCEVs have a driving range comparable to petrol and diesel vehicles
Several of the world’s leading car manufacturers, including all of those in the HyFIVE project, have been developing hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicles during the past 20 years and have matured the technology to the point where the first production models will be coming to market within the next few years. Their priority will be to introduce vehicles in markets where a strategy is in place to support their use with an appropriate infrastructure for hydrogen fuel supply, distribution and sale.
Each vehicle manufacturer involved in the project will bring forward advanced FCEVs designed for or just starting commercial production. Hyundai will bring a large fleet of their ix35 vehicles. Daimler, Honda, and Toyota will all bring their next generation fuel cell vehicles and will use the project to validate the performance on European roads. BMW will demonstrate their new luxury E/F segment FCEV prototype and test advanced vehicle operation and maintenance strategies.
The FCEVs currently being prepared for commercialisation have a driving range comparable to petrol and diesel vehicles. What’s more, every mile of every journey, whether in town or on the open road, will produce no harmful tailpipe emissions. As with all electric vehicles maximum torque is delivered from zero rpm, which makes for very refined, responsive performance when pulling away from standstill.
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