H2 View understands, that FEV will advise on the vehicle design, specifically, software led functionality, including advanced driver assistance system and autonomous driving systems, electrics and electronic architecture, as well as assessing concept hardware options.
The automotive and energy company have also said, it plans to contribute to UK government targets to double hydrogen production by 2030, with four vehicle production sites, with refuelling stations, with capacity between 80MW and 160MW at each.
First Hydrogen announced the start of testing for its first fuel cell powered van, using a MAN eTGE body, earlier this week.
Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman of First Hydrogen, said, “We are very excited as First Hydrogen Automotive takes another step forward to decarbonisation and providing a sustainable energy-powered vehicle.
“We are utilizing MAN eTGE vans for our demonstrators to build customer following and bespoke design references and this new phase of development will define First Hydrogen’s own vehicle design interior and exterior, optimised for hydrogen and fuel cell powertrains.
“Our Energy Division is working to develop refuelling and green hydrogen production sites in Liverpool, Manchester, London and the Thames Estuary, which will serve our customers’ fleet of vehicles and other users of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
“I believe the Company’s strategy, from vehicles to hydrogen production will contribute to the world’s climate change initiatives.”
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