Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 7 December 2017.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the take-up of hydrogen fuelled private vehicles.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are an important technology for decarbonising road transport and delivering the Government’s ambition that all new cars and vans should have zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. The Government has provided £5m to build or upgrade 12 hydrogen refuelling stations, and this initial network is nearly complete, alongside £2m to assist FCEV deployment in public and private sector fleets. Earlier this year the Government announced £23m of additional funding to increase the uptake of FCEVs alongside the expansion of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The funding competition for the first phase of this programme recently closed and an announcement of the successful proposals will be made shortly.

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