6 September 2016
The Spanish Hydrogen Association and Toyota join forces to boost fuel cell vehicles
The Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) and Toyota Spain have signed an agreement through which both sides committed themselves to work jointly for the promotion of the hydrogen and fuel cells sector development in Spain and to promote the boost of a society based on hydrogen.
Toyota Spain, new member of the AeH2, will collaborate with the Association on the development of activities focused on the establishment of a national strategy for spreading the use of hydrogen as a transport fuel and the deployment of hydrogen refuelling infrastructures in Spain.
At the signing, celebrated in the headquarters of Toyota Spain in Alcobendas (Madrid), Mr Javier Brey, Chairman of the AeH2, remarked the necessity and importance of having an infrastructure deployment strategy for hydrogen in Spain, as other countries already have, in order to facilitate and foster the use of this gas as an energy vector. Collaborate and work together with automotive companies like Toyota is a great starting point for the AeH2 and an excellent opportunity to achieve the aforementioned goal.
The Chairman and CEO of Toyota Spain, Mr Agustín Martín, has expressed Toyota's goodwill in collaborating on the fuel cell technology boost in Spain and starting the commercialisation of these vehicles, as it is happening in other European countries. To achieve this objective, the collaboration between the public and private sectors is essential, as well as a jointly work between companies from different strategic sectors such as the energy and automotive sectors.
The collaboration between both entities started last June due to the celebration of the 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC 2016). WHEC 2016 was organised by the AeH2 and officially sponsored by Toyota, who brought Mirai vehicles (Toyota's fuel cell vehicles) to Spain for the first time.
Photographs courtesy of Sala de prensa - Toyota España.