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ITM Power Announces Series of UK Hydrogen Fleet User Workshop and Ride & Drive Events

16/05/2016

Largest FCEV gathering in UK

 

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce a series of UK hydrogen fleet user workshops and Ride & Drive events. This is in response to the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) £2m FCEV Fleet Support Scheme which was launched on 10 May. The tour is organised in collaboration with Toyota, Hyundai, Arcola Energy, Symbio FC and GreenTomatoCars.

The road tour will start on Monday 23 May at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham for the first Fleet User Workshop where fleet managers can test drive the Toyota Mirai the Hyundai ix35 FC and a Symbio FC van. The road tour will then move to the following locations listed below, ending on 26 May. The OLEV call workshop will be on Friday 27 May at the Department for Transport (DFT), London and OLEV will also be presenting at an additional workshop, organised by Sheffield City Council in Rotherham on Monday 23 May. The road tour will also be visiting London’s first LoCity Annual Conference.

Fleet User Workshops and Ride & Drives:
10:00, 23 May AMP, Brunel Way, Rotherham, S60 5WG
10:00, 24 May NPL, Bushy House, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW
10:00, 25 May LoCity Conference; Guildhall, Gresham St, London, EC2V 7HH
10:00, 26 May CEME, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8EU
OLEV Call Workshops:
10:00, 23 May AMP, Brunel Way, Rotherham, S60 5WG
13:00, 27 May DFT, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
Booking for fleet managers:
To book attendance at a workshop please contact Richard Kemp-Harper on +44 800 689 0169 or email: fleet@arcolaenergy.com

About the FCEV Fleet Support Scheme:
The Government’s Hydrogen for Transport Advancement Programme is funding the development of 12 hydrogen refuelling stations, a significant first step towards an initial national network of 65 stations. The first of the 12 stations are already complete and fully operational, the remainder will be operational before the end of 2016. Now that the stations are coming on-line the Government is launching a £2m Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Fleet Support Scheme competition.

The competition is open to public sector fleets and to individual private enterprise fleets. It will provide support for vehicles deployed up until 30 April 2017 and for the cost of operating them for up to 3 years. Support will be available for the costs of: purchasing, leasing or renting vehicles, insurance, hydrogen fuel, fleet management, vehicle servicing, driver familiarisation, reporting and dissemination of experience. The deadline for bids for funding is 4 July 2016 and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) will be holding a workshop for potential applicants on 27 May. The aim is to announce successful bidders at the beginning of August 2016. Guidance for organisations applying for funding under this competition can be found here. Information on the 27th May workshop is at section 2.8 of the guidance document.

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