Air Liquide, Toyota back hydrogen mobility in Paris
The Parisian hydrogen-powered taxi fleet Hype, Photo by Air Liquide CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Air Liquide and Toyota have partnered to back hydrogen mobility company HysetCo in its efforts to roll out 600 hydrogen fuel cell taxis in Paris by 2020.
The HysetCo joint venture, which also receives support from French Idex and Societe du Taxi Electrique Parisien (STEP), will add 500 Toyota Mirais vehicles to the 100 Hyundai ones which were ordered previously for the hydrogen fleet of the Hype taxi service in Paris.
"For the last three years, we have shown with Hype that hydrogen is a real solution for helping essential activities like taxis to eliminate emissions, thereby effectively fighting pollution in cities like Paris. Thanks to the launch of HysetCo, and the partnership with Toyota for the next 500 Mirais before the end of 2020, we will be able to ramp up our development and prepare a comprehensive hydrogen mobility solution with our partners, which will be offered to other transport operators on a bespoke basis by 2021, so that they too can achieve zero emissions, " said Mathieu Gardies, President of STEP.