First Hydrogen is to hold its first track day to showcase its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) to major UK fleet managers.
The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to test drive the company’s 3.5-tonne hydrogen-fuel cell powered light commercial vehicles on the track at Horiba Mira near Nuneaton.
Taking place at the end of October, the event will include 20 UK fleet operators that collectively own and manage more than a quarter of a million fleet vehicles.
Complete with technical presentations and a vehicle walkaround, the day will also provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the practicalities of introducing the FCEVs into their own fleets.
The vehicles have already undergone road trials with fleet management company Rivus and energy company SSE and are currently undertaking operations with major parcel delivery companies.
First Hydrogen’s van has a range of more than 400 miles on a single refuelling.
Steve Gill, CEO for First Hydrogen Automotive, said, “We have been bowled over by the interest we’ve received from fleet operators in trialling our vehicles, with more than 15 companies on the waiting list.
“The race is on for fleets to meet emissions targets and this event gives these fleet managers the opportunity to get behind the wheel and understand the range, use cases and benefits of FCEVs compared to other alternative fuel vehicles.
“Our aim is for attending fleet managers and operational specialists to leave with a clearer view on the capabilities of First Hydrogen our hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which will inform decision making on the purchase of zero emissions fleets.”