With 18 million residents, North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is not only the most populated federal state in Germany, 10 million cars are also registered there. In this regard NRW is the frontrunner in Germany: in no other state are there more vehicles on the road. And so it follows that in no other state will the transport revolution affect more people. This alone, is reason enough to hold the first hydrogen week in NRW.
Electric mobility using hydrogen does not, by any standard, mean limitations: hydrogen cars are powered by a quiet, high-performance electric engine and do not emit any climate-damaging or poisonous emissions. In addition, drivers do not have to compromise on either comfort or previous habits. The refuelling procedure is almost identical to that of conventional vehicles. The range per full tank of 500 to 800 km is also perfectly comparable. With the Toyota MIRAI, Hyundai NEXO, Honda Clarity and Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, the first fuel cell cars are on the road and can be viewed at STRASSENLAND or taken for a test drive in the framework of Branchentag Windenergie NRW (NRW wind energy industry day).
The roadshow organised by NOW GmbH – National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology – is accompanying both events and will give an insight into the funding landscape for battery and hydrogen mobility. The hydrogen test field at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center (Zentrum für Brennstoffzellentechnik, ZBT), opens up the possibility for working out future solutions for hydrogen infrastructure. At the annual conference on mobility (Jahrestagung Mobilität), organised by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen and Electric Mobility Network of EnergieAgentur.NRW, companies and associations are meeting on the issue of hydrogen. H2 MOBILITY and their partners are celebrating additional hydrogen stations at three different locations. There will be 100 stations by the end of the year throughout Germany.
Further information on the week and the individual events can be found here: www.h2.live/woche-des-wasserstoffs-2019