The UKH2Mobility project has published a final report on the potential for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles which was welcomed by Energy Minister Michael Fallon.
The initiative consisting of leading businesses from the automotive, energy, infrastructure and retail sectors along with the government has released a report to provide a ‘roadmap’ for the introduction of vehicles and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK.
The report which summarises the findings of phase 1 of the project, showed that all partners have committed to the next stage of the project which will start immediately. Alongside this, the project has been boosted by the addition of a new member in supermarket giant Sainsbury’s.
The report and summary of the main findings by the new government and cross-industry programme, can be accessed here:
Energy Minister Michael Fallon said:
“Securing new economic opportunities for the UK, diversifying our national energy supply and driving down carbon emissions go to the heart of my job in government. The findings of the report demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can have a real impact on all three.”
“It is very positive that all the UKH2Mobility partners will be joining us in the next phase of the project where they will be joined by Sainsbury’s. Successful commercialisation of the technology will require government to work in strong partnership with industry.”
It is planned that Phase 2 will develop a detailed business case and specific actions for participants to commit to with the key objectives being:
• Development of a commercial model for building the early refuelling infrastructure;
• Evaluation of options – both financial and non-financial – for improving the early consumer proposition;
• Establishment of a clear technical, commercial and regulatory pathway to low carbon
production of hydrogen