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Mobilité Hydrogène France


Mobilité Hydrogène France is a consortium of private and public stakeholders united by the French Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (AFHYPAC). The consortium spans from energy companies to end customers.

Under the HIT (Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport) framework funded by the TEN-T agency of the European Union, the consortium launched a study to evaluate the potential of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in French transport.

This French study was implemented in parallel with various initiatives initiated in other European countries (Germany, UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden…).

On the basis of shared economic data, synchronised deployment scenarios for vehicles and refuelling stations were developed. These showed the environmental, economic and societal benefits of a transition towards Hydrogen Mobility.

The results provide true perspectives of a deployment plan for the national territory.

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Captive fleet approach: a way of starting the market, ahead of a 3 phase national rollout

  • Vehicles and HRS are deployed once enough local clients are identified
  • A good HRS load factor is achievable from the beginning
  • Initial investment capacity and risk of under-utilisation are greatly reduced.

First analysis of market segments highlighted the role of clusters of captive fleets (Multiple fleets of customers within a defined area and one or a few Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) per cluster).

Under the 2015 FCH-JU call, the deployment started in 2015 with 10 hydrogen stations being deployed and first wave of fuel cell vehicles now in operation as the rollout continues.

The consortium members continue to work together to deploy further stations and vehicles in 2016 and at the same time, the consortium working groups will continue to develop the next phase of the rollout strategy for hydrogen mobility in France, to support the introduction of fuel cell passenger cars for fleets and private citizens.



(1)  Mobilité Hydrogène France gathers : Air Liquide, AREVA Stockage d’Energie, CEA, AREVA H2Gen, ATAWEY, EDF Eifer, ENGIE, H2 Logic, HDF, Hyundai, IFPEN, INEVA-CNRT, Intelligent Energy, IDEX, ITM Power, Linde, Michelin, McPhy Energy, Plateforme de la Filière Automobile, Pôle Véhicule du Futur, PHyRENEES, Pragma Industries, Renault Trucks, Serfim, Solvay, Symbio FCell, Tenerrdis, WH2 with experts from ADEME, DGEC and FCH-JU.

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