Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) is an ambitious European €39 million (£31 million) project part-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking including 15 partners who will deploy 185 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) manufactured by the 5 global automotive companies (BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota) leading the sector’s commercialisation.
To service these vehicles, the project will create clusters of refuelling station networks in three parts of Europe, where there will be sufficient density of hydrogen stations to provide refuelling choice and convenience to early users of FCEVs.
Primary objectives of the HyFIVE project:
- Helping move Europe towards a competitive low-carbon economy
- Decarbonising transport by up to 90% by 2050
- Using hydrogen gas to contribute to the diversification of energy supply
- Improving local environments– particularly cleaner air
- Carbon savings with minimal impact to driver in terms of functionality or convenience
- Establish that FCEVs have a driving range comparable to petrol and diesel vehicles