Air Liquide installs a new hydrogen charging station in France
- Air Liquide
- Clean mobility
Highly committed to the development of hydrogen mobility, Air Liquide has installed a charging station at its Sassenage site in Isère (Rhône-Alpes), which will allow the first users of the HyWay1 project to recharge their vehicles with hydrogen. Next fall, a second station will be installed in Grenoble.
Coordinated by the Tenerrdis new energy technologies cluster, HyWay is the first French project whose aim is to deploy fleets of hydrogen-powered electric vehicles. A major project milestone was reached this Wednesday, June 10, with the delivery of the first 21 Renault Kangoo ZE-H22 utility vehicles to Grenoble. These vehicles constitute the largest electric vehicle fleet equipped with a hydrogen-powered range extender currently deployed in Europe.
Air Liquide has chosen to support the HyWay project by investing in the development of the first station in Sassenage which will serve users such as La Poste, France’s postal service, but also by the decision to acquire three Kangoo ZE-H2 vehicles. A second station, of larger capacity, will be installed next fall in Grenoble.
1 The HyWay project, coordinated by the Tenerrdis new energy cluster, is jointly supported by the European Union through the FEDER regional program, the French government (DREAL and ADEME) and the Rhône-Alpes regional council.
2 Electric cars equipped with a hydrogen-powered range extender developed by FCell.