- H2 MOBILITY, Air Liquide, and OMV join Heidelberg’s Mayor Eckart Würzner in
opening the city’s first hydrogen station
- Site strengthens eco-friendly mobility in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region
- Funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel in Heidelberg as well. On February 5, 2020, in the presence of Mayor Würzner, the partners H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Air Liquide, and OMV opened the city’s first hydrogen station at Speyerer Strasse 20 in Heidelberg. The second supply point for hydrogen cars in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is the station on Bergstrasse in Hirschberg, which has been in operation since 2017.
The technology for the H2 plant in Speyerer Strasse is by Air Liquide and enables the refuelling of around 40 vehicles per day. The owner and operator is the H2 MOBILITY Deutschland joint venture between the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL have joined forces. The partners’ first goal, to be achieved in the course of 2020, is to operate 100 stations in German metropolitan areas and along major roads and motorways. Further hydrogen filling
stations are to be added as the number of fuel-cell vehicles increases.
For the construction of the hydrogen station in Heidelberg, H2 MOBILITY received funding of close to 950,000 euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).
Hydrogen-powered electromobility reduces CO2 emissions
Environmentally friendly electric mobility using hydrogen causes neither local pollutants nor CO2 emissions and offers a high level of driving convenience thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges. Fuel-cell vehicles can be refuelled in just three minutes for a range of 500 to 700 kilometres.