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Bremen opens first hydrogen station

Together, Daimler, Shell and Linde have inaugurated the city of Bremen’s first hydrogen filling station.

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell refuels at Shell Bremen H2 Station

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell refuels at Shell Bremen H2 Station

The new hydrogen filling station has been developed by Daimler and installed at a Shell forecourt, with technology provided by Linde, and offers a refuelling option to travellers between Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia.

The site is located at Osterholzer Heerstraße 222 directly off the Sebaldsbrück motorway exit and the Bremen interchange, and is also near the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, the company said, where the new generation of Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell vehicles will be produced including the GLC F-CELL – that combines fuel-cell and battery technology to form a purely electric plug-in hybrid.

The three companies plan to build a hydrogen infrastructure across Germany, where they foresee hydrogen playing an important role in the country achieving its climate goals – thanks to emissions at a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle being only water and emissions producing the gas significantly reducing CO2, thanks to the use of renewable energy.

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Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.