Number of hydrogen petrol stations should double until the end of 2011

A corporate consortium around the car maker Daimler wants to build a flat network of hydrogen tank stations until 2015 in Germany. A corresponding letter of intent signed Daimler, the mineral companies Shell, Total and OMV, the energy supplier ENBW and Vattenfall and the industrial gas manufacturer Linde on 10. September in Berlin.

Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche said the ride is with a hydrogen car "A ride without CO2 and pollutant". From the exhaust come only water vapor. However, the production of such vehicles should only be useful if the customer would like to renew hydrogen at all times. The EnBW CEO Hans-Peter Villis yielded without flat-covered infrastructure "will not have a future the most innovative drive technology".

So far, there have been many demands, but only a few concrete approaches to loose the HENNE EI problem, according to which a corresponding infrastructure builders for the alternative drive pitchznik to find. Also, the methods and energy balance for hydrogen generation are obologically not unproblematic: only a few states such as Norway can already win the electricity for DIEW electrolysis CO2-neutral, for example, by means of hydropower plants,. The Scandinavians want to advance the precious fabric drive as part of the Hynor project.

Federal Minister of Transport Wolfgang Tiefensee (SPD) spoke of one "historic day". After 100th dominance of the internal combustion engines, the present explanation is a change of time. "It’s just a small paper, but it’s a gross step we go with the signing of this paper."

60 German hydrogen petrol stations at the end of 2011

The agreement sees a two-stage procedure. By the end of 2011, the number of almost 30 hydrogen petrol stations should be almost doubled nationwide. If the project develops positively, the expansion of such stations should be continued roughly in the following years. For the cover of a coarse town, five to ten petrol stations are currently considered sufficient. The current models can according to Zetsches with a tank finishing a distance of 400 km.

The previous day Daimler had already signed an explanation with other car manufacturers such as Ford, Renault, Honda and Toyota, according to which spat in 2015 worldwide hundreds of so-called fuel cell vehicles should be on the road. The hydrogen produces electricity with the help of fuel cells electricity, which in turn drives the engine of the car.

Short-term fuel cell cars such as a small series of B-Class F-Cell are still very expensive in the production and are initially only selected leasing customers available. One half of the first planned 200 stucco wants to export Daimler to the US, in Germany the first to drive in Berlin and in Hamburg. "Between these two coarse metropolitan areas should then create a gas station as a connecting element."  /

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