Members of the European Parliament Test the Latest Fuel Cell Vehicles

25 Oct 2012

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The 5th Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Drive ‘n’ Ride has been taking place over the last two days in Strasbourg. Under the patronage of Brian Simpson, MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, the event has demonstrated the readiness of fuel cells and hydrogen as a viable route to zero emission transport in Europe.

MEPs, political advisors and other stakeholders have had the opportunity to test-drive six different models of fuel cell electric cars by Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Intelligent Energy, Opel and Toyota. Refuelling has been taking place at a fully mobile and compact hydrogen station, the first of its kind in the city of Strasbourg, provided for the occasion by Air Liquide.

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The Drive ‘n’ Ride event aims to address the challenges associated with building refuelling infrastructure and reducing costs with production scale. Companies participating in the Drive ‘n’ Ride emphasise the need to continue reinforced public-private partnerships within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme for R&D and to develop effective support tools for deployment.

The Drive ‘n’ Ride 2012 is organised by Air Liquide, Daimler, Hyundai, Honda, Intelligent Energy, Opel and Toyota and sponsored by Linde, Hydrogenics, ITM Power, Shell, Nissan and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

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Source: taken from Drive ‘n’ Ride press release

Photos courtesy of FTI Consulting


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