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Hamburg, a front runner in greening its taxi fleet
In Hamburg, E-taxis are becoming a reality! Some 50 e-taxis and plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) will be integrated in Hamburg’s taxi fleet from 2014 on, in strong collaboration with Nissan and other partners. Local taxis companies will be offered the opportunity to join the trial project, through financial incentives from the federal programme. Up to […] more »
All new London black cabs to be zero emission by 2018
Last Thursday 16 January 2014, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced plans for a challenging taxi emission target: all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital must have a zero-emission mode from 1 January  2018. The Mayor made this announcement at the occasion of the “New Taxis for London” event organised by Transport for […] more »
Zero emissions cars: it’s closer than you think…
Date: 17 September, 2013
As part of the 2013 edition of the EU mobility week, a test drive will be organised in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Vice President of the European Commission Kallas, in charge of mobility and transport, along with other high level policy makers will test-drive zero emissions vehicles and express their views during a […] more »
HyTEC project selected to be showcased during the OPEN DAYS exhibition ‘100 EUrban Solutions’
The EU co-funded Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) project has been selected by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission to be showcased at the large exhibition “100 EUrban Solutions”. The exhibition will be hosted at the Committee of the Regions building during the Open Days week (7-11 October 2013) and will […] more »
Expert symposium: Hydrogen Transport in European Cities
Date: 9 April, 2013
On 9 April 2013, an expert symposium is organised by the EU co-funded Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) project in Hambourg, Germany. The event will aim at exploring all the necessary steps at local level to support the early commercialisation phase of hydrogen vehicle roll-out in Europe. Experts from European cities and local decision-makers […] more »
Clean Air for London – Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) project video

A successful fleet of 5 hydrogen-powered taxis was launched in July and vehicles were used to transport dignitaries during the Olympic and Paralympic period. The vehicles are part of the EU co-funded HyTEC project. This industry-led project utilises the hydrogen transport experience and knowledge of 16 companies at the forefront of development of hydrogen technology and infrastructure.The video was produced by project Coordinator Air Products. Click here to watch the video. more »
HyTEC project shortlisted for the Low Carbon Champions Awards
The EU co-funded Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) project has been shortlisted for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Champions Awards. The Awards celebrate outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions. The Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony at One Birdcage […] more »
Hydrogen fuel cell electric taxis deployed in London during Olympic Games
London, UK, 20 July 2012 – Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse has been handed the keys to five hydrogen fuel cell powered taxis provided by the HyTEC (Hydrogen Transport for European Cities) project. The pioneering fleet of fuel cell taxis have been developed by the UK power technology company Intelligent Energy, who provided the fuel cell systems for the vehicle power-train, and The London Taxi Company, who build and supply the iconic London black cab. They are ready to start transporting visiting dignitaries and the VIP guests of the Greater London Authority during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. more »