Everfuel and Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH have signed a contract to jointly test Everfiller, a flexible and fully mobile hydrogen refuelling solution, in real-world conditions as part of a pilot project. The contract value is approximately EUR 1.1 million.
The Everfiller is a mobile hydrogen refuelling station particularly suitable for refuelling smaller vehicle fleets and for operators which do not currently refuel large hydrogen volumes as often seen at conventional fixed refuelling stations.
Everfuel experience that many fleet operators acknowledge hydrogen as a viable solution to decarbonise their fleet, but currently lacks suitable hydrogen refuelling solutions, particularly for entry-level applications. The Everfiller lowers these barriers of entry and makes hydrogen accessible to operators with small vehicle fleets.
The Everfiller is also suitable for demonstration projects and initial test fleets. As the demand for hydrogen increases, Everfuel can substitute the Everfiller with a stationary H2 filling station, and thus use the mobile asset elsewhere.
“The addition of the Everfiller to our offering gives more flexibility to a number of customers, as they can choose either a stationary refuelling station that allows for quick refuelling at any time or the flexible and cost-effective solution that is the Everfiller,” says Uffe Borup.
“We see a lot of demand from operators who want to test hydrogen as a fuel and we are happy that we are now able to use the Everfiller to make hydrogen available to even more customers who want to decarbonise their mobility operations,” adds Lars Jakobsen.
The Everfiller is based on Everfuel’s patent-pending technology. The first prototypes are scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2023, with commercial deployment planned for 2024. At the start of the project, the busses will be refuelled with the Everfiller at the depot in Herten.
“The solution with the mobile hydrogen filling station from Everfuel is pragmatic and effective for Vestische. It makes it much easier for us to start building up our own H2 infrastructure,” says Martin Schmidt.