About the Consortium
The UK H2Mobility consortium brings together industrial participants from the fuel cell technology, energy utility, industrial gases, fuel retail and global car and train manufacturing sectors; together with a European public-private partnership, two UK Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations to develop and share strategic insight into the commercial roll-out of hydrogen mobility technology.
UK H2Mobility developed an overarching industry strategy for hydrogen mobility roll-out across the UK. It is working to support the deployment of hydrogen refuelling stations and vehicles and is responsible for reviewing progress against this strategy and agreeing measures which will be required to implement the strategy.
The Need for Change
The UK has set a legally binding target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with transport decarbonisation of up to 90% expected to be an integral part of that. Hydrogen is one of only two options for the complete decarbonisation of road transport and is particularly relevant for long range and heavy vehicle types.
In addition, air pollution in cities is attributed to the premature deaths of over 26,000 people per year1. Inner city vehicle fleets such as buses, taxis and distribution vehicles are one of the largest contributors to this problem. Their long range duty cycles and requirement for high levels of utilisation make them challenging to replace with battery alternatives, which have shorter ranges and long recharging times. FCEVs allow fleet operators to meet their operational needs while actively filtering out air pollution.