New filling station opens in jolly old London
One of five new hydrogen filling stations to be built in 2016 has been opened in Teddington, London.
The High Wycombe suburb is the location for Teddington’s National Physical Laboratory and will allow fuel cell electric vehicles to refuel using the site.
It comes as part of the British government’s hydrogen infrastructure investment project, pumping £6.6 million into the development of five new sites including in Heathrow, Sheffield, Hendon and Swindon. The venture coincides with the launch is the Office for Low Emission Vehicles commencing its Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Support Scheme which offers a £2 million fund to encourage private and fleet sectors to buy hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with up to 75% off the price. This will include the Hyundai ix35.
Hyundai Motors UK CEO TOny Whiteborn said the response from business has been very positive.
“When we made the ix35 comercially available, we were blaizing a trail, and we made a committment to help in the development of the refuelling infrastructure – the fruits of which can clearly be seen with this, and other station launches happening this year.”
15 ix35s are in use in the UK currently.
Stay tuned to AFMA News for our upcoming feature story on Australia’s chapter in the hydrogen fuel cell story.