The station is open to all who own ore are developing a car powered by this fuel. It can fill vehicles at both 350 bar and 700 bar, the two customary filling pressures adopted by the world’s major vehicle manufacturers.
“The change from conventional transport systems to sustainable, low carbon alternatives is one that can only be made through businesses and government working in partnership to develop innovative solutions. This new refueling station gives a real glimpse of the role hydrogen can play in practice. It is a great example of the kind of collaboration and innovation we need,” said Richard Kemp-Harper, Lead Technologist for Transport and Energy at the Technology Strategy Board.
“This is the first commercial-scale, open-access station in the UK. It demonstrates that we can build the infrastructure needed to establish a hydrogen-powered transport system. But even with private and public support – as we have here in Swindon – we need Government commitment to make this work across the country as a whole. We can provide the tools but the Government has to create the policy framework in which we can build the low carbon infrastructure of tomorrow,” added Mike Huggon, Managing Director of BOC in the UK and Ireland.