Schnelldorf, 23.07.2019 – Drivers of fuel cell electric cars can look forward to a growing number of hydrogen filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders OMV and AirLiquide have jointly opened a hydrogen (H2) filling station in the town of Schnelldorf in the district of Ansbach. This is the 16th hydrogen filling station in Bavaria.

The new OMV filling station is conveniently located at Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 1 in Schnelldorf, close to the motorway junction Feuchtwangen/Crailsheim, in the vicinity of the A6 and A7 motorways. The station therefore represents an important link for journeys from the cities of Kassel or Hanover to southern Germany, and also constitutes a new H2 supply point between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Other H2 filling stations located nearby can be found in Nuremberg, Augsburg and Ingolstadt.

The hydrogen filling station in Schnelldorf is supported by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces carbon emissions

Hydrogen is used for the refuelling of electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as conventional vehicles. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and, just like cars with combustion engines, can be filled up in just three minutes.

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is continuously becoming denser. There are currently 70 H2 filling stations in Germany, and by the turn of the year the number will increase to 100.