Eight Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be put to the test in Oslo, Norway during 2015 as part of Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) project.
The vehicles will complement the consortium’s activities in Copenhagen and London, where fuelling stations and fleets of passenger cars and taxis have been deployed to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen technology as a low carbon transport solution.
Under the project, which is part-funded by the European Commission’s Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the consortium will continue to gather operational data from these fleets and stations.
This data is being disseminated to other European cities who are interested in implementing hydrogen transport for urban mobility.
Diana Raine, HyTEC project coordinator and European business manager hydrogen energy systems at Air Products, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hyundai Motor Europe to this exciting project, which will now see Oslo benefit from the consortium’s expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation.
"We hope to demonstrate that hydrogen is not a fuel for the future, but a fuel for today that can reduce dangerous emissions and improve air quality in our cities.”
Frank Meijer, head of FCEV and infrastructure development at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “Hyundai is the world’s first manufacturer to mass-produce hydrogen-powered vehicles and is already selling cars globally, including 11 European markets.
"As an industry leader, it is important to support projects like HyTEC that work to strengthen Europe’s refueling infrastructure and raise awareness of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered mobility in Europe.”