First hydrogen station for passenger car launched in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Institute of Materials Science and Technology Empa opened the first hydrogen station for passenger cars in its Dübendorf campus. This station will refill fuel-cell cars in about two to three minutes, allowing them to drive up to 600 kilometers. Hydrogen fuel-cell cars can easily compete with traditional gas-fueled cars in terms of range, something that is currently not possible for battery-powered electric cars.

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This project is part of a demonstrator for future mobility called: move which aims to reduce the use of fossil energy sources as well as the CO2 emissions. In order to do so, Empa is providing various parts for sustainable mobility by analyzing the use of hydrogen as a fuel and its use as an admixture for gas vehicles.

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© Empa: The future of transportation as seen by the move project

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