UKH2Mobility to Attract Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles to the UK
18 Jan 2012
Today saw the launch of UKH2Mobility at the Royal Society in London. The project brings together thirteen industry participants with three UK Government departments and the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). All participants have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to share knowledge and expertise towards the shared goals.
UKH2Mobility is being facilitated by McKinsey & Co., which has prior experience of the European fuel cell industry from its involvement authoring the European powertrain study, and in its involvement in the German H2Mobility project. The project will draw from these previous studies where possible, but will include up to date, UK-specific information. All commercially sensitive data used in the report will be held by McKinsey and not made available for publishing.
Initially UKH2Mobility will investigate the potential for hydrogen as a fuel for ultra-low carbon vehicles in the UK and plans to publish its evaluation by the end of 2012 in a publicly available report. Positive results will then lead to the next phase of the project: to develop a strategy and business case to facilitate the necessary hydrogen infrastructure for the anticipated 2014/2015 rollout of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) to consumers.
UKH2Mobility remains open to new members, so if you believe your company can contribute to the coordinated rollout of FCEV and hydrogen infrastructure in the UK and is interested in joining the group, contact the Department for Transport Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) on email@example.com.
To learn more about the project and its participants, read our latest analyst view.