Trialling hydrogen vans
We are trialling 5 Renault Kangoo ZE hydrogen vans, another new approach towards cleaner travel and cleaner air in the future.
You’ll probably see our drivers out on the road in them over the next few months and they will be telling us what they think of them; what they feel like to drive, how they sound, how far they go and how it feels to know that there is only water coming out of the tailpipe, not exhaust fumes.
There will be opportunities for the public to see the vans as we want to raise awareness about this new, clean technology. The local hydrogen refuelling station run by ITM Power at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Park is already on hand and given that they are the world leading manufacturer of sustainable hydrogen, Sheffield will be a key part of the future UK hydrogen fuelling network. Trialling these vans will support their work and the development of hydrogen technology.
We’re particularly interested in sparking interest with companies and organisations in the city that have conventional fleet vehicles now, but would consider using hydrogen vehicles in the future. Not only would they be keeping the air clean, their travel costs would be so much less too.