Met Police signs hydrogen fuel contract with ITM
The police force announced last month that it had started to deploy a total of 11 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, forming part of its plans to procure 550 zero or ultra-low emission vehicles by 2020.
Vehicles will be fuelled using the ITM Power Hydrogen Refuelling Station network, which currently has five public stations in the UK with three more due to open at the end of Q2 and a further four at the end of Q1 2019.
Jiggs Bharij, head of fleet services, Metropolitan Police, said: “We are working closely with ITM Power to roll out our new fleet of zero-emission vehicles. The quick refuelling time, comparable to that of a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle, and long driving range make Toyota’s hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle an ideal zero-emission response vehicle.”