Honda will become the newest member of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) in Europe to support the development of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure and demonstrate the viability of fuel-cell technology.
Honda has been running fuel-cell electric vehicles on European roads since 2009 and will support CEP activities with 2 FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicles.
Honda joins the Partnership at the same time as the industrial gas supply company, Air Liquide, demonstrating CEP’s value in bringing together vehicle manufacturers and energy companies to support the development of hydrogen based mobility in Europe.
CEP is Europe’s leading fuel-cell vehicle and hydrogen infrastructure demonstration project, bringing together expertise from vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure and energy companies, and the German Government. CEP is designed to prepare the ground for market entry of hydrogen mobility in Europe.
Ken Keir, Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe said, “Honda firmly believes that hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles are the ultimate solution in reducing CO2 emissions from road transportation. Participation within CEP with the ground breaking FCX Clarity will demonstrate the viability of fuel cell technology and will also support the essential development of a European hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.”