In the context of growing urbanisation, electric hydrogen vehicles, for personal, utility or for public use, represent an attractive and durable solution that allows the reduction to zero of CO2 and pollutant particle emissions, and significantly lowers noise from transport.
Regional, national and international, private and public stakeholders were brought together by the French Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (“AFHyPaC”) and supported by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, to share their knowledge and expertise in order to develop coordinated deployment scenarios for vehicles and hydrogen stations, and to emphasise the clear benefits and costs of this transition. The results will be published in late 2013.
The French approach follows on from the "H2 Mobility" initiatives in Germany and in the United Kingdom, in which the Group is involved, and is co-funded by the stakeholders themselves and the European Union within the HIT (Hydrogen for Transport Infrastructure) framework project.
Air Liquide is one of the 25 partners of "Hydrogen Mobility France”.