SMMT Reports

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Guide

Over the course of the past 20 years, vehicle manufacturers have recognised the need to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. The automotive industry invests billions in developing, manufacturing and bringing to market vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient, yet remain practical and fun to drive.

Alongside battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are yet another clean propulsion technology that underscores the industry’s commitment to introducing an increasing number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the market.

The SMMT FCEV Guide is a non-technical, easy-to-read document to keep the wider automotive and gas industries, its stakeholders and motorists informed of the latest developments in hydrogen fuel cell technology and FCEVs in the UK. This Guide explains how hydrogen fuel cell technology works, FCEVs available in the UK, the technology’s benefits and safety credentials, as well as the practical information such as refuelling.

The Guide has been developed under the auspices of the SMMT FCEV Task Force, with cross-sectoral contributions from SMMT vehicle manufacturer members, the British Compressed Gases Association, UK H2 Mobility, ITM Power, Air Products, BOC, Air Liquide, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the Greater London Authority, Transport Scotland and the Welsh Government.

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