Vauxhall is set to develop charging infrastructure solutions ahead of UK trials of its hydrogen van. The Vauxhall Vivaro Hydrogen begins evaluation trials this year, before orders open for the hydrogen version of the Movano, Vauxhall’s largest light commercial vehicle (LCV), with the first customer deliveries in 2025.
James Taylor, managing director of Vauxhall, said:
We are partnering with Ryze to develop hydrogen refuelling solutions for customers across the country. Next year, our new Movano Hydrogen will be available to order, offering a new practical, long-range, zero-emissions vehicle. With the help of businesses like Ryze, drivers will be able to add hydrogen vans to their fleet trouble free and with accessible charging options at convenient locations.
The Vauxhall Movano Hydrogen has a zero-emissions range of up to 311 miles (WLTP) and can be refuelled with hydrogen in around five minutes.
Mark Gilks, head of business development mobility at Ryze, said:
Vauxhall is making hydrogen a key component of its net zero strategy. Ryze is at the forefront of green hydrogen production and supply and we are excited to be working with Vauxhall and its customers on tailored solutions to their net zero ambitions. Every business is different and while some may want their own fuelling facility at their depot, others may be looking at a co-location solution and that is where our experience comes in.
Hydrogen LCVs, says Vauxhall, offer an effective zero-emission solution without compromise in payload capacity or refuelling times.