UK’s largest hydrogen fleet hits 32 vans

A hydrogen energy specialist has now sold or leased a total of 32 gas-powered vans. Arcola Energy’s Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 vans use fuel range extenders to boost their battery range to 250 miles, roughly […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A hydrogen energy specialist has now sold or leased a total of 32 gas-powered vans.

Arcola Energy’s Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 vans use fuel range extenders to boost their battery range to 250 miles, roughly twice that of comparable vehicles that run solely on electricity.

Arcola has formed a partnership with energy storage and clean fuel experts ITM Power to offer customers a one-stop-shop service for support, training, registration and insurance. This allows people to start adopting the new technology as easily as possible instead of being scared off by a lengthy learning process.

Efforts like this are often credited for the hydrogen movement becoming more popular across the country. Energy Live News recently spoke to TV star Robert Llewellyn at ITM Power’s Hydrogen Rally about why he is such a believer in the green vehicles.

 

Dr Ben Todd, Arcola Energy’s Managing Director, said: “One of the issues facing transport managers seeking a truly zero-carbon solution for their vehicle fleets has been the restricted range of battery-only electric vehicles.

“Fleets can operate effectively either from a local base which we can provide with our partners or via the network of hydrogen refuelling stations which has been established across the country over the past few years and which continues to grow. The hydrogen transport revolution is taking-off.”