Automotives running on hydrogen fuel is drawing interest from manufactures across the globe. Sweden has remained a nation that has been keen on promoting the use of the fuel. The country’s efforts have resulted in hydrogen-filling stations being set up at different places and now a new filling station is coming up in the city of Gothenburg.
Situated in the Västra Götaland region, the permanent refilling station will be the first in the city of Gothenburg which will be added to the list of stations at Oslo, Norway and Malmö. The new filling station, situated near the premises of PowerCell Sweden, one of the backers of the initiative, is expected to be open in January 2015.
The hydrogen fuel project has been guided by Hydrogen Sweden in association with Region Västra Götaland, European Union and fuel cell companies like PowerCell Sweden AB and Oy Woikoski. The initiative is aimed at promoting the consumption of hydrogen fuel cells in automotives and also leading hydrogen fuel cell development to new directions.
Hydrogen, being a fossil-free fuel, brings along with it many advantages when used in automotives. Being generated from renewable sources of energy, it curbs emission in automobiles. As in the case of hydrogen fuel cells, water remains the only emission.
Recently, there has been stupendous rise in interest among global car manufacturers in moving on to hydrogen fuel cells, which includes usage of hydrogen as the sole fuel in hybrid vehicles. Hyundai has recently launched the ix35 Fuel Cell in Australia, making it the first Hydrogen-powered automotive in the country. More companies are expected to follow, including leading names like Toyota, Volkswagen and Honda.