Drivers of fuel-cell vehicles can now also refuel in Leipzig. Today, the partners H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL inaugurated the region’s first hydrogen service station at the TOTAL truck stop in Poststraße. This closes another major gap in the H2 network along German highways.

The technology for the new hydrogen facility at the TOTAL service station in Leipzig is produced by Linde and has the capacity for refuelling up to 40 vehicles per day. The facility is owned and operated by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture formed by the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The partners’ primary goal is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas and along motorways and highways by the end of 2019. Another 300 hydrogen service stations will follow as the vehicle numbers are ramped up.

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Leipzig, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) under grant agreement No 671438. The Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

H2 MOBILITY is part of the FCH JU-funded Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), a flagship project bringing together Europe’s leading initiatives in hydrogen mobility – in Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia. Through H2ME, FCH JU is supporting the roll-out of a large-scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, aimed at enabling Europe-wide emission-free driving.