Our first interim goal is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich), and along the connecting arterial roads and motorways, in the course of 2020. This will be followed by another 300 as the vehicle numbers are ramped up. We handle all of the operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

The hydrogen stations are preferably integrated into existing filling stations. Their design is compact and relies mainly on standard components for the fuel pumps, the hydrogen storage, and the compression. The hydrogen is usually delivered by trailer, stored at 45 bar, and highly compressed to 700 bar for the vehicles during refueling. This task requires experience, time and considerable investment – which is why Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL jointly formed H2 MOBILITY. The company is advised and supported by the associated partners BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as Germany’s National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).

H2 MOBILITY receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) and from the European Commission in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe project, which receives funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU, grant agreement no. 671438). The FCH JU is supported by the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), Hydrogen Europe and the Hydrogen Europe Research Association.

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The partners

Associated partners and advisors



Founded in 2015
Our mission: the swift, efficient development of the hydrogen infrastructure needed for fuel cell vehicles, in order to provide nationwide coverage.