France: ENGIE Largest Hydrogen Utility Fleet & First Alternative Multi-Fuel Station Launch

France: ENGIE Largest Hydrogen Utility Fleet & First Alternative Multi-Fuel Station Launch

ENGIE’s new hydrogen fuel station is all set to power a fleet of 50 Renault Kangoo Z.E. utility vehicles, which has been recently made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a leader in mobility solutions for companies in France.

To ensure multi-technical operations and maintenance work for commercial buildings in the Ile-de-France, these vehicles will be used by ENGIE Cofely technicians. The electric vehicles neither produce particles nor fuel emissions nor are further enhanced with a reduced recharge time and greater autonomy, since they are equipped with extended hydrogen autonomy systems by Symbio, the leading European outfitter for hydrogen mobility solutions.

Although this station has a provisional refueling capacity of 20 kg/day in hydrogen, it should increase rapidly to 80 kg/day. With an electrolyser powered solely by renewable energy, the definitive installation will produce renewable hydrogen on site, corresponding to the immediate needs of current vehicles in the south of Paris. A leader in production, storage and hydrogen distribution equipment that serves the energy transition, McPhy is responsible for the design, manufacture and integration.

The European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has provided financial support for the project.

The Rungis Market, with a stream of more than 25 000 vehicles per day, which offers free motorway toll to all clean vehicles that use the station for refueling, is a strategic location for the development of green mobility for freight transport in Ile-de-France.

Accelerating the development of green mobility is even more important, given that the transport sector is responsible for 35% of the carbon emissions in France, as the quality of air is a major public health issue.

Adapting to all uses of the personal vehicle freight transport, Engie develops solutions that cover the full range of green mobility technologies since the Group positions itself as a forerunner in this revolution. PWKD11062018

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