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London hydrogen network project sets new FCEV records

The partners of the project have broken the record for the longest journey in the UK on a single tank of hydrogen, travelling 400 miles, and have also broken the longest continuous journey for an FCEV by travelling 6,096 miles over the course of six days.

The new records were set in a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell car as part of Hydrogen Week (March 11-18) and saw the vehicle complete around 50 of laps of the M25 motorway, plus mileage to and from one of the four publicly-accessible hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK.

LHNE, co-funded by Innovate UK, was set up in 2012 to create the UK’s first hydrogen-powered transport system across London and the South East. 

Diana Raine, European business manager hydrogen energy systems at Air Products, which has led the LHNE project, said: “It is fantastic to have overhauled the two records we aimed to beat this week. The fact that we have managed to drive 6,096 miles in under a week demonstrates perfectly the viability and usability of FCEVs. 

“What we need now for accelerated adoption of hydrogen vehicles is for the Government to work with our industry to provide the right framework for the technology to become truly accepted by the public.”

 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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