The H2ME1 project started in 2015 and will run through to the middle of 2020. This 5 year project will increase the number of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) operating on Europe’s roads and will lead in the creation of a pan-European hydrogen fuelling station network. With over 300 vehicles and 29 state of the art refuelling stations being deployed, the project is one of the most ambitious coordinated hydrogen deployment project attempted in Europe to date.
The H2ME2 project was started in May 2016 and is built on this expertise. It will significantly expand the European hydrogen vehicles fleet and in so doing, aims to confirm the technical and commercial readiness of vehicles, fuelling stations and hydrogen production techniques. With its more than 1.100 cars, vans and trucks and 20 HRS H2ME2 will produce recommendations and identify any gaps that may prevent full commercialisation, as well as collating results to support future investments.
Together the H2ME1 and H2ME2 projects demonstrate the breadth and depth of the commitment to hydrogen-fuelled road transport as a pan-European solution to the need to have viable, competitive, alternatives to fossil fuels.