Daimler, Linde, and Total open new hydrogen station in Germany
A new hydrogen fuel station has opened in Germany. The station is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg and is part of a growing infrastructure that is being developed by automakers and several other companies. This particular station has been built by Daimler, Linde, and Total. The companies began working together in 2013 and this is the fifth station they have developed in Germany. The country is quickly becoming a leader in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure, making it a popular market for fuel cell vehicles.
Station offers a wide variety of fuel for drivers
The station is actually part of a multi-energy filling solution managed by Total. At the station, drivers can fill their vehicles with conventional gasoline, diesel, and hydrogen. They may also charge their electric vehicles at the station, making it a convenient solution for a wide range of drivers in Germany. Investments in Germany’s burgeoning hydrogen infrastructure have reached approximately $350 million, with more companies showing interest in supporting the growing infrastructure in order to establish a successful fuel cell market in Germany.
Companies plan to build several new hydrogen fuel stations in Germany by 2016
By 2016, Daimler and Linde expect to be developing some 20 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany. The fueling stations will support new fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to be launched in the country in the coming years. Notably, Mercedes-Benz has plans to launch their latest production fuel cell vehicle in 2017. This vehicle, as well as others coming from various automakers, will need the support of a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure in order to become a success among consumers interested in clean transportation.
Fuel cell vehicles are gaining traction in Germany and elsewhere
Fuel cell vehicles are beginning to gain traction throughout the world, with Japan and Germany establishing themselves as the leading markets for these vehicles. For those interested in clean transportation, fuel cell vehicles have become quite attractive. These vehicles operate on electricity produced by their fuel cell systems, with the byproduct of this energy generation being water vapor and oxygen.