Government Funding to Help Prepare the UK for the Arrival of Hydrogen FCEVs (16.10.2014)
MULTI-MILLION POUND FUND TO GET HYDROGEN CARS MOVING
The arrival of hydrogen cars on UK roads is a step closer today as the Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced up to £11 million of funding. Government and industry will prepare the UK for the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
The £11 million investment will:
This is part of the UK Government’s drive to become a global leader in ultra-low emission vehicles and follows news earlier this month that Toyota has chosen the UK as one of the first markets for its FCEV when it goes on sale next year.
- help establish an initial network of up to 15 hydrogen refuelling stations by the end of 2015
- include £2 million of funding for public sector hydrogen vehicles.
It is just one of the ways that Government plans to decarbonise road transport alongside battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with £400 million of support available in the current Parliament and £500 million committed in the next.
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