Hyundai

Type

Type 2: Pre-procurement collaboration

Sector of the company/organisation

Automotive & Parts

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

HyFIVE – Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles

Relevant urban sustainability topic

climate (mitigation, adaptation,…)
energy
mobility
resource-efficiency (waste, water, materials, circular economy,…)
infrastructure (built environment)

Start year

2014

End year

2017

Brief project summary

Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) is an ambitious project including 15 partners who will deploy 110 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from the five global automotive companies who are leading in their commercialisation (BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota).

Short activity description

15 partners will deploy 110 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from the five global automotive companies who are leading in their commercialisation (BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota).

 

To serve these vehicles, the project will create clusters of refueling station networks in three parts of Europe, where there will be sufficient density of hydrogen stations to provide refueling choice and convenience to early users of FCEVs.

Achieved impact

HyFIVE is Europe’s largest transnational fuel cell passenger car project. The project’s scale and pan-European breadth will allow it to tackle all of the final technical and social issues which could prevent the commercial roll-out of hydrogen vehicles and refueling infrastructure across Europe.

 

Key regions in Europe will move from a demonstration to a market initiation phase through the deployment of advanced FCEVs and development of networks of hydrogen refuelling stations. Research will be carried out throughout the project, in order for the hydrogen community across Europe to be able to benefit from the lessons learned from the project.  

Is this project a best practice? Why?

Yes, we believe it is an example of a “best practice” project. HyFIVE is Europe’s largest transnational fuel cell passenger car project. The project’s scale and pan-European breadth will allow it to tackle all of the final technical and social issues which could prevent the commercial roll-out of hydrogen vehicles and refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Key regions in Europe will move from a demonstration to a market initiation phase through the deployment of advanced FCEVs and development of networks of hydrogen refuelling stations.

What are the main lessons learned during implementation?

Research will be carried out throughout the project, investigating remaining technical and social issues preventing the commercial roll-out of hydrogen vehicles and refueling infrastructure across Europe. This is in order to ensure these issues are analysed and valuable lessons drawn from it. The research results will be made available for the hydrogen community across Europe. 

More information on the project

Title

Head of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle=