Our goal is green mobility with hydrogen and fuel cells for everyone. Because we know that hydrogen is part of the answer to the big questions of our time. We see the great potential of the technology and its fields of application – on the road, rail, or water. For all these options, we develop efficient solutions for optimal H2 refuelling – across all modes of transport, of course.

Slide DIVERSITY OF MODES OF TRANSPORT To establish a new technology on the market, it is essential to define standards. That is why we are working in a targeted manner on various interoperability issues. Thanks to its expertise and experience, CEP was able to contribute significantly to the definition of the globally valid standard for 700 bar refuelling, SAE TIR J-2601. This means already, it is possible to refuel passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a tank size of up to 10 kg in the context of a generally recognised standard.

For buses, smaller trucks and trains, we are developing a 350-bar refuelling standard depending on the type of tank used. We are also currently working on the refuelling of heavy-duty trucks. Environmentally compatible concepts for these 40-tonne vehicles are of great importance, especially in the long-haul sector. For 80 kg refuelling, there is no generally valid definition of refuelling technology so far. This is where we can perfectly contribute our learnings and experience from the passenger car sector, adapt them, and test different refuelling paths. Think big!

Slide EFFICIENCY. We know that it works, and have proven the everyday suitability and system capability of vehicles, filling stations, and logistics. With a view to a further market ramp-up, our goal is to make the already developed refuelling technology even more efficient and cost-effective. And we are doing this by considering the entire chain of effects – including the vehicle, the filling station, and the logistics. We are working on this with our collective punch as a team. Slide TAKE-OFF. Another aspect of our work is to optimise the filling process. In this context, we are working on the communication interface between the vehicle and the petrol pump, among other things. In the long term, we are striving to establish and implement a uniform approval process by independent organisations throughout Europe and the world. Slide TRANSPORT MODE. We are convinced that mobility with hydrogen and fuel cells can revolutionise the transport sector across all modes of transport. A secure supply, environmentally compatible, and accessible to all. That is why we are opening up to all applications in the refuelling of further mobility concepts. Step by step, we are moving closer to our goals and 2050.


In terms of safety, fuel-cell vehicles meet the same requirements as their conventional counterparts – because safety is not a question of the type of drive. Vehicles, tanks and all components are tested in various crash tests and test series by the TÜV. In addition, the H2 vehicles comply with all relevant national and international standards such as EN, ISO and IEC.

Transport, storage and refuelling are also optimally designed in terms of safety. An important aspect here is the globally recognised standard for the interface between the filling station and the vehicle, which defines, among other things, the design of the nozzle and fuelling coupling.

Safety first: for us, this is a matter of course and goes without saying in the best sense of the phrase.