Air Liquide, CaetanoBus and Toyota Motor Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding on the development of integrated hydrogen products.
Joint projects will study infrastructure development and fleet use to accelerate hydrogen use in both light and heavy vehicles.
The three companies will use their expertise to consider the entire hydrogen mobility value chain, ranging from renewable or low-carbon hydrogen production, distribution infrastructure and refueling to deployment in different vehicle segments.
Initially, the focus will be on buses, light commercial vehicles and passenger cars, with the further aim of accelerating the heavy truck segment.
The plans include refueling, as well as leasing and maintenance of taxis, fleet operators, local authorities and others.
Mathieu Giard of Air Liquide said: “Such partnerships are needed to create efficient ecosystems that will promote the emergence of hydrogen mobility in Europe.”
Matt Harrison of Toyota Motor Europe said: “[Our] the role is to bring hydrogen applications to the ecosystem ”.
Patricia Vascancellos of CaetanoBus said: “Our goal as bus manufacturers is to constantly develop new hydrogen buses to reduce carbon emissions in cities.”