Opened in the presence of German Federal Transport Minister, Dr. Volker Wissing, the station is now set to serve hydrogen-powered trucks, refuse collectors, cars, and light commercial vehicles.
Offering over 850kg of hydrogen per day, H2 MOBILITY says the station is one of the ‘most efficient’ in Europe, further aiding the ramp-up of hydrogen-powered mobility in the German capital.
H2 View understands the station is able to offer refuelling at both 350 bar and 700 bar.
Having been funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport with a total of €1.3m ($1.39m) as part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), the station comes as fifth in Berlin.
“Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are an important building block for climate-friendly mobility,” said the Transport Minister. “Hydrogen-powered vehicles will only be used if hydrogen filling stations are available nationwide. We are working together with industry to achieve this goal.”
H2 MOBILITY have said the station is set to serve Berlin Waste Management (BSR) garbage collection trucks, as well as H2 move Berlin’s fleet of Toyota Miari FCEVs which is expected to grow to over 200 during this summer.
Wolfgang Wüllhorst, Head of Fleet Manager at BSR, commented, “I am pleased that now in Berlin the first really powerful H2 filling station have gone online. This supports us in the transformation and provides a necessary infrastructural performance improvement for our operational processes.”
With the ambitious goal of installing 400 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany by the late 2020s, the latest Berlin station marks further progress for H2 MOBILITY Germany. Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY said the initative is planning on opening a further 120 stations over the next four years.
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