Everfuel Sweden AB (a subsidiary of Everfuel A/S) and OKQ8 (a fuel company with operations in Sweden and Denmark, with over 400 service centres.) have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop a network of hydrogen stations for clean mobility in connection with existing and new OKQ8 service stations.
The hydrogen stations will aim for heavy-duty vehicles and would also target passenger vehicles. The H2 network will initially cover the larger cities and transport corridors between Stockholm, Malmoe and Gothenburg.
The aim of the H2 station network is to develop ten joint sites by 2024. Both partners are at an advanced stage at several locations and will provide further information as the roll-out progresses.
Under the agreement, Everfuel will be responsible for operating the hydrogen stations and supplying the green hydrogen.
In April this year, Everfuel unveiled its plan to target around 15 fuelling sites in Sweden by the end of 2023, many of which are expected to be located with OKQ8. The Swedish H2 stations network is part of Everfuel’s Scandinavian fuelling strategy for trucks, buses and cars connecting the main traffic corridors in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO of Everfuel, said, “We need strong partners like OKQ8 to drive the transition to zero-emission mobility. Their leading position in Sweden and extensive service station network is highly complementary to our expertise in safe and efficient production, distribution and filling of green hydrogen to end-users.”
Karin Hellgren, Head of Communications of OKQ8, said, “We want to help all our customers transition and hydrogen represents an exciting future alternative and is an important step for Sweden to reach its climate objectives.”