During the World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC 2016 held in Zaragoza on June 13th-16th, conference visitors took advantage of the opportunity to join the driving demonstrations offered by Toyota and BMW for their hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). HYACINTH project was there to get their feedback. These emission-free cars can accelerate up to 170 kilometers per hour, are completely silent, and they have a range up to 600 kilometers before need to refuel. Even then filling-up takes just three minutes. One of the key elements to commercial deployment is to reduce the costs. Companies are working hard to reduce it. HYACINTH project (http://hyacinthproject.eu) aims to: 1) Identify and understand awareness and acceptance of hydrogen energy and HFC technologies and perceived potential benefits (added value) in the general public and at selected stakeholders. 2) Identify the main drivers of social awareness and acceptance of HFC technologies 3) Support stakeholders (industry, project managers, policy makers…) by providing a social acceptance research toolbox, enabling a regional understanding of the acceptance process and providing tools to manage expectations to keep or increase acceptance at selected stakeholder groups and the general public. For more information, please join our Linkedin Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7055586) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HYACINTHPROJECT/) and follow us on twiiter @HYACINTHPROJECT. The HYACINTH project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under Grant Agreement Nº621228.
hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), awareness and acceptance of HFC technologies
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