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New hydrogen filling station opens in Germany under Daimler JV

Daimler, Linde and OMV Deutschland have opened a new hydrogen filling station in Metzingen as part of an ongoing cooperation.

Grand opening of the hydrogen filling station in Metzingen.

Grand opening of the hydrogen filling station in Metzingen.

Co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of its National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), the new hydrogen station is located at Auchtertstraße 19 in Metzingen.

The new station forms part of the ongoing development of the nationwide infrastructure development which has seen 22 public hydrogen filling stations open already, eight of which are in Baden-Württemberg.

It opens in advance of the start of production of Mercedes’ plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell version of the GLC.

Attending the official inauguration, Ministerial Director Helmfried Meinel of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy said: “Hydrogen- and fuel cell-based technology opens up great opportunities for protecting the environment and the climate, and is an important element in ensuring the success of the transition to renewables. I firmly believe that hydrogen is the storage medium of the future, across multiple sectors.”

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.