Geiselwind/Berlin/Munich/Stuttgart, 4 May 2015 - As part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP),Daimler, Linde and TOTAL have jointly taken an important step forward in the expansion ofGermany’s hydrogen (H2) infrastructure. In the presence of Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary StateSecretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany's first motorwayhydrogen filling station was officially inaugurated today. The new H2 filling pump at the TOTALmotorway service area in Geiselwind on the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg links the existingfilling facilities in the metropolitan regions of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Munich with each other,forming a hub for electric fuel cell vehicles in southern Germany.
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The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) and NOW GmbH will present information about the latest state of hydrogen technology at the 2015 Hannover Messe. The CEP demonstration project presents several innovations in the field of fuel cell mobility. In the Ride & Drive Area, the CEP partner Toyota unveils apreproduction series Toyota Mirai to the German public. Volkswagen offers another German premiere: theWolfsburg-based car manufacturer presents its fuel cell variant of the US Passat for the first time at the CEP’s Ride & Drive Area on the 15,000 m2 outdoor exhibition grounds of the trade fair.
A whole range of fuel cell cars from the CEP fleet will be available in the Ride & Drive Area to win over test driversfor emission-free driving with their powerful acceleration – including the Honda FCX Clarity, Hyundai ix35Fuel Cell, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL, Toyota FCHV-adv and Volkswagen’s US Passat. The CEP partner Linde will supply the vehicles with gaseous hydrogen during the trade fair and demonstrate the filling process three times a day for visitors (11:00, 14:00 and 17:00). Hands-on hydrogen mobility is also on display at the joint NOW-CEP stand (Hall 27, B56): Daimler presents a model showing the current state of development of its fuelcell drive. The system is so compact that it can be accommodated in the engine compartment of a conventionalvehicle. Visitors can also simulate H2 refuelling on the Daimler model.
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Shell has expressed its commitment to developing the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany and worldwide by opening a new hydrogen filling station in Hamburg.
For Shell, the filling gas station on Schnackenburgallee in Hamburg is its third hydrogen (H2) service station in Germany, and the first where the H2 is produced on-site. Other Shell H2 stations in Frankfurt, Wuppertal, Geisingen and Wendingen will follow soon.
“And our plans go even beyond that,” announced Dr Peter Blauwhoff, Chairman and CEO, Shell Oil Germany GmbH, Hamburg: Shell will massively expand the public hydrogen infrastructure, which currently comprises 17 filling stations, as a member of the newly launched H2Mobility Initiative alongside Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV and TOTAL. The goal is to have a network of around 400 H2 filling stations by the year 2023. Electric vehicles with fuel cells will then be able to refuel all over Germany.
Enak Ferlemann (Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), Frank Horch (Senator of the Department of Economics, Transport and Innovation, Hamburg) and Patrick Schnell (Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership) joined Blauwhoff in opening the service station. The station is supported with funding from the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) and is part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP).
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