27-04-2017

PRESS RELEASE Favorable agreement for Fuel Cell Vehicles

The Danish industry association, The Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, commends the Danish government, The Social Democratic Party and the Danish Social-Liberal Party on their agreement to continue to strengthen the Danish commitment to green transport solutions.


On April 18th, the political parties agreed to dedicate 10 million DKK (approximately 1.34 million EUR) over the next two years to fuel cell cars. This amount will ensure that Denmark can retain its position as international leader on green energy technologies, also in the transport sector.


“By earmarking 10 million to Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV’s), the parties show their commitment to keep Denmark as a frontrunner in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. We are very satisfied with the displayed ambitions for our green transition”, says Tejs Laustsen Jensen, CEO for the Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.


He underlines that Denmark was the first country in the world to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen fuel stations, which now can be extended to make the Danish transport sector even greener. Also, a group of the worlds’ biggest car manufacturers, such as Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, has already introduced their fuel cell cars in Denmark.


“Danish hydrogen and fuel cell companies are doing a great job exporting their products and knowledge to the rest of the world. Due to the continued support of the government, Social Democratic Party and the Danish Social-Liberal Party, we can create even more jobs that improve economic growth and boost our green transition”, concludes Tejs Laustsen Jensen.

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For the past 5 years The Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, as well as a number of car manufacturers and industry partners, have been a part of the European HyFIVE project deploying a number of FCVs and establishing two new hydrogen refueling stations in Denmark. Denmark now has a nationwide network of 10 hydrogen refueling stations and 75 registered FCVs of which 43 of the cars are funded by the HyFIVE project.


The HyFIVE project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 621219. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY.

Last updated: 03-18-2016