Hynion to supply hydrogen to Viggo taxis in Oslo

The hydrogen car’s long-range and fast refuelling make it a superior alternative for the taxi market.

Hynion will supply hydrogen to Viggo for refuelling the company’s growing fleet of hydrogen taxis.

Under the agreement, Viggo will refuel the taxis at Hynion’s hydrogen station at Hovik in Bærum. The agreement also covers new stations Hynion will establish elsewhere in Norway. The agreement includes a solution for a private driver with a username and password login that the drivers can use for refuelling. Hynion has established a hotline for swift access for both new and existing drivers.

Viggo is establishing a taxi fleet with hydrogen-powered cars using Toyota’s new hydrogen car Mirai. Currently, Viggo has acquired three Toyota Mirai II hydrogen cars, with plans to increase the fleet. The taxis will be based in the Oslo region.

Ulf Hafseld, CEO of Hynion, said, “The taxi market is strategically very important for Hynion as we now expand our network of stations in Norway and Sweden.”

Joar Tennfjord, CEO of Viggo, said, “Hydrogen is very suitable for taxis that want to drive long distances and be on the move as much as possible. With hydrogen, you can fill the tank in a few minutes and drive many hundreds of kilometres before the next filling.”

Early this month, Hynion also agreed with Hyrex As to expand hydrogen filling stations for leisure boats. Hyrex has developed HyCruiser 28, a day cruiser with a hydrogen-electric powertrain. The agreement initially covers Hynion offering refuelling of boats on car trailers at the company’s hydrogen station in Porsgrunn, Norway, from this year. In the next phase, the companies will establish hydrogen filling stations for leisure boats in Norwegian ports from 2022. HyCruiser 28 can reach speeds of 18-20 knots and will have a range of 200-250 nautical miles with speeds of 10-12 knots.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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