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Toyota joins London Hydrogen Partnership

Comprising two Project Groups, responsible for vehicle and stationary installations for heating and powering offices, an Executive Committee and Secretariat based at City Hall, the LHP has initiated £50m in projects across the Capital since it launched in 2002.

It aims to provide dialogue between stakeholders, a platform for funding bids, discussion forums and work towards delivering London Hydrogen Action Plan, a route-man towards adoption with plans to create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in the capital. Toyota joins a group of members including London’s South Bank University, Imperial College, the Met Police and Microcab.

Deputy Mayor, Kit Malthouse, said: ‘We want Toyota and the London Hydrogen Partnership to develop a roadmap for fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling station rollout. Toyota will provide invaluable insights and bring global experience to the Mayor’s innovative ‘smart’ low carbon low emission transport activities. I welcome their commitment to London’s positive economic future.’

Graham Smith, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe, London Office added:
‘With the benefit of our extensive experience in fuel cell research and development as part of our mission to develop low carbon low emission transport, we aim to provide practical insights into how London might best encourage and benefit from hydrogen-powered transport.

‘It is important that all interested parties, including vehicle manufacturers and government bodies, work together to help build a lower carbon society. The London Hydrogen Partnership provides an excellent forum for this, ensuring the benefits of fuel cell electric vehicles can be appreciated and realised through co-ordinated dialogue.’

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