Hydrogen refueling gets lift in North America
Filling vehicles with hydrogen may get faster and easier with technology a European company is bringing to North America.
Filling vehicles with hydrogen may get faster and easier with technology The Linde Group is bringing to North America. Linde, a gases and engineering company, reports its 700-bar fast-fill technology is capable of meeting a new industry target designed to significantly reduce the time it takes to fill hydrogen-powered vehicles.
“The technology enables us to completely fill cars in as little as three minutes,” said Mike McGowan, head of hydrogen solutions for Linde North America.
The technology was first developed for hydrogen refueling stations in Europe. Industry experts see shortened refueling time like what it provides as an essential component to improve consumer acceptance and adoption of hydrogen-fueled vehicles.
“Linde is focused on finding ways to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. Expanding our vehicle refueling capabilities in North America gives customers greater access to our strong hydrogen supply network,” McGowan said.
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