UK H2MOBILITY – VAUXHALL DRIVES HYDROGEN 4 GENERATIONS
18 January 2012 – At today’s UK H2Mobility launch event in London, Vauxhall is presenting its 4th generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle “HydroGen4”.
The event pulls together various industry stakeholders – including Vauxhall – under government lead, to investigate and develop clean hydrogen fuel cell mobility in the UK.
As an environmentally responsible and forward-thinking company with over 100-years of heritage in Britain, Vauxhall is proud to be at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell technology development and continues to explore the potential of all alternative propulsion technologies.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles combine the advantages of electric propulsion, with the convenience of fast fuelling and long range, thereby playing an important role in Vauxhall’s alternative propulsion portfolio. GM/Vauxhall have been investing in research and development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies for over a decade. Supported by an extensive test fleet in Europe and the US with over 100 fuel cell vehicles logging c2 million miles since 2008, Vauxhall expects the technology to be ready for market introduction by 2016.
Bill Parfitt, Vauxhall Motors’ Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy, comments on the UK H2Mobility initiative: “Following our company’s unrelenting focus on hydrogen fuel cell technology development, the launch and successful roll-out of these vehicles will now depend on the availability of hydrogen to the consumer in a real life environment. We therefore greatly appreciate this very timely initiative, gathering various stakeholders, under government lead, to establish an adequate strategy for future hydrogen development in the UK.”