UK H2Mobility

So far the UK H2Mobility project has achieved the following:

  • Assembled a comprehensive fact base specific to the UK covering FCEVs, HRS and means of hydrogen production and distribution
  • Gained new insights into consumer perceptions of FCEVs and factors that influence their purchase decisions. These help define the conditions needed for successful market introduction
  • Investigated a broad range of hydrogen production methods and quantified for the first time how making the fuel using water electrolysis can benefit the UK’s electricity grid
  • Derived a plan for building a national HRS network, based on analysis of vehicle ownership, traffic density and consumer research
  • Quantified the cost of building the HRS network and assessed the potential cashflows over time


It has combined all these elements into a credible roadmap which shows how, by 2030:

  • FCEVs will be at least cost-competitive with conventional vehicles
  • A network of 1,150 HRS can be established, providing national coverage
  • The HRS network will have passed its financial break-even point
  • Hydrogen production and retailing can be an attractive and profitable business, supporting growth of the HRS network as the number of FCEVs on the road increases
  • Total CO2 emissions, including those from fuel production, can be 75% less than those for equivalent diesel vehicles and are set to reach zero by 2050
  • FCEVs will be on course to take a 20 to 50% market share, in line with the DECC 2050 Pathway Analysis