Vauxhall is partnering with UK company Ryze Hydrogen to develop hydrogen charging infrastructure solutions for fleet operators.
The partnership will allow businesses to run hydrogen vehicles and refuel them either on-site or at a located refuelling facility.
It comes ahead of Vauxhall commencing fleet evaluation trials of its Vivaro Hydrogen model in the UK in 2024.
Later in 2024, orders will open for the hydrogen version of the Movano, Vauxhall’s largest light commercial vehicle, ahead of first customer deliveries in 2025.
The Vauxhall Movano Hydrogen has a range of up to 311 miles (WLTP) and can be refuelled with hydrogen in about five minutes.
Ryze Hydrogen operates affordable hydrogen distribution infrastructure for commercial vehicles.
It is already involved in a number of projects including a low-carbon hydrogen production and dispensing facility, with accompanying hydrogen refuelling facilities in Bradford.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said, “Next year, our new Movano Hydrogen will be available for fleet and business customers 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.”
Mark Gilks, Head of Business Development – Mobility at Ryze, said, “Ryze is at the forefront of green hydrogen production and supply and we are incredibly 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.”