Germans get ahead with hydrogen filling stations

Germany could be the first country to have a hydrogen filling station network for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. That’s because the number of hydrogen-fuelled fillings stations is set to rise to […]

By Taryn Nixon

Germany could be the first country to have a hydrogen filling station network for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

That’s because the number of hydrogen-fuelled fillings stations is set to rise to 50 by the end of this year.

Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) – the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany – claims by 2023 the aim is to have around 400 stations at least every 90 kilometres on Germany’s autobahn network between densely populated areas.

A further ten in each metropolitan region would see the network stretch from the North Sea to the Alps.

Stefan Di Bitonto, Senior Manager Transportation Technologies at GTAI said: “The successful commercialisation of electric mobility is not only a matter of producing innovative cars.

“Whether we’re talking about batteries or fuel cells, the density and accessibility of the relevant infrastructure will prove decisive. In Germany, industry and government are laying the foundations for the wide-scale adoption of hydrogen-powered transportation.”

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