H2 Road Tour 2012 To Showcase Four Manufacturers' FCEVs

Four international car manufacturers will join forces tomorrow to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are not just technologies of the future but of today.

A total of seven FCEVs from Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota will bring their individual hydrogen fuel cell systems to the European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012.

The tour will last one month, with special event stopovers in nine European cities, where interested public will be given the opportunity to experience the benefits of this alternative drivetrain. Several cities on the tour route will be the first opportunity for the general public to approach and test drive FCEVs where the only emission is water.

The event aims to reach out to politicians, industry leaders, press and public to help improve awareness of FCEVs by delivering a clear message. While the technology exists for hydrogen vehicles today, there is a real need to improve the European hydrogen distribution infrastructure. This tour also marks the most widespread effort to promote FCEVs in Europe this year.

Starting in Hamburg on Sept. 13, the FCEVs from participating manufacturers will afterwards move through Hannover, Bolzano, Paris, Cardiff, Bristol, Swindon, London and Copenhagen, supported by local organizations in each city. H2 Logic Denmark will provide mobile refueling stations in some stopover cities.

The European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012 is part of the “H2moves Scandinavia” project. The project is the first European Lighthouse Project for hydrogen funded by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking program launched by the European Commission and European industry stakeholders.

The project focuses on gaining customer acceptance for hydrogen-powered FCEVs and preparing the market for hydrogen fuel cell technology. The experience from operating 19 FCEVs in Oslo and Copenhagen and the corresponding hydrogen refueling infrastructure shows that the technology is reliable now even in harsh Scandinavian winters.

  • Collin Burnell

    I really hate maps where land is represented in blue. That should be illegal. :-)

  • Escape HEV

    Couldn’t agree more! I thought it was a map of Japan and East Asia at first!

  • Jeff Cobb

    That was the color of the map provided. I’m not a Photoshop expert but managed to make the ocean blue. :)

  • Collin Burnell

    Nice work! :-)

  • jaime

    Congratulations to your fantastic article. Not only do you know a great deal about it, you know how to present in a way that people will want to read more.
    Notar Ulm

  • Michael Frank

    Search for the positive things that exist in your essence and do your best to be appreciative. Granted that every little item can appear futile following a huge dissatisfaction, developing sense of obligation for what you have will encourage to mitigate the agony of your misfortune. A debt of gratitude is in order regarding imparting qualified data..
    business valuation

  • satendera kr.

    sell my watch for cash I have not thought about before.Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring.