Electric Vehicles: Fuel Cells

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to introduce an equivalent to the Faraday challenge for the promotion and further development of hydrogen fuel cell technology for electric vehicles.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Through the Industrial Strategy Future of Mobility Grand Challenge we want to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.

The Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, published in July 2018, outlines a series of measures of support for hydrogen in transport, including a £23m Hydrogen for Transport Programme (HTP) to support an increase in the development and uptake of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and grow the number of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations.

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