A new hydrogen refuelling station was opened to the public in Aberdeen yesterday.
The Kittybrewster facility has been open to hydrogen buses since 2015, but has now been upgraded to allow 700 bar refuelling for cars as well as 350 bar pressure for vans, trucks and buses.
Council hydrogen spokesman Philip Bell said: “By having two stations now in the north and south of the city which are capable of re-fuelling buses, cars and vans the possibilities for the private sector, for business and the public to access hydrogen transport solutions increases.
“Aberdeen is leading the way in Scotland in developing hydrogen as a sector.”
The hydrogen sector in the city is part of an overall hydrogen transport, energy and power investment programme that is valued at around £850 million.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, a partner in the project, said “The demand for zero emission vehicles of all types is increasing at a rapid rate, so it’s imperative that the necessary infrastructure is deployed at a pace that matches.
“For Hyundai, the opening of another hydrogen refuelling station in Aberdeen shows a clear and timely commitment towards hydrogen deployment in the region from both the public and private sector as we ourselves prepare for the imminent UK launch of NEXO, our next generation fuel cell electric vehicle”