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Zero Emission Fleet vehicles For European Roll-out

Objective

Despite considerable support for the hydrogen mobility sector, there remains low take-up of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and vehicle sales remain low. This is a significant issue for the commercialisation of the sector, as whilst sales volumes are low, vehicle production costs and prices remain high. The lack of demand for hydrogen also damages the business case for investment in early hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).

The ZEFER project proposes a solution to this issue. ZEFER will demonstrate viable business cases for captive fleets of FCEVs in operations which can realise value from hydrogen vehicles, for example by intensive use of vehicles and HRS, or by avoiding pollution charges in city centres with applications where the refuelling characteristics of FCEVs suit the duty cycles of the vehicles. ZEFER aims to drive sales of FCEVs in these applications to other cities, thereby increasing sales volumes of FCEVs and improving the business case for HRS serving these captive fleets.

ZEFER will deploy 180 FCEVs in Paris, Brussels and London. 170 FCEVs will be operated as taxi or private hire vehicles, and the remaining 10 will be used by the police. The vehicle customers are all partners in the project, so that deployments will occur quickly, (the majority of vehicles will be deployed by the end of 2018) and FCEV mileage will be accumulated rapidly (in Paris and Brussels mileages will be over 90,000 km/year; and in London mileages will be over 40,000 km/year). These applications mean that vehicle performance will be tested to the limit, allowing a demonstration of the technical readiness of new generation FCEVs for high usage applications. The vehicles will be supported by existing and planned HRS. ZEFER will complement these ambitious deployments with robust data collection, analysis of the business cases and technical performance of the deployments. A targeted dissemination campaign will aim to replicate the business cases across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Coordinator

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
Address
Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 196 656,25

Participants (15)

SOCIETE DU TAXI ELECTRIQUE PARISIEN
France
EU contribution
€ 1 247 688
Address
84 Avenue De La République
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BREATH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 223 625
Address
Rue De Saint-hubert Lavacherie 38
6681 Sainte-ode
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Cognacq-jay 6
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 238 487,50
Address
Quai D'orsay 75
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREEN TOMATO CARS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 031 183
Address
Qwest, Unit 3.11 1110 Great West Road
TW80GP Brentford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR POLICING AND CRIME
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 522
Address
City Hall, More London
SE1 2AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 237 300
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENEX - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LOW CARBON AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 725
Address
Holywell Building Holywell Park Ashby Road
LE11 3UZ Loughborough Leicestershire
Activity type
Other
LINDE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dr.-carl-von-linde-str. 6-14
82049 Pullach I.isartal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILLE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 66 875
Address
Place De L Hotel De Ville 4
75004 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ELEMENT ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 87 093,75
Address
14 Rue Du Vieux Faubourg
59042 Lille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIR LIQUIDE FRANCE INDUSTRIE
France
EU contribution
€ 91 875
Address
6 Rue Cognacq-jay
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 812,50
Address
Luise-rainer Str 5
40235 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
L'AIR LIQUIDE BELGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Quai Des Vennes 8
4020 Liege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)