The Road Vehicle market for Hydrogen in Germany

Forecasts Show a Massive Expansion of Fuel Cell and Battery Vehicles in Germany

New vehicles by 2040

Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles
on the road in 2040

Hydrogen demand

Hydrogen Vehicles – The Best Choice to Meet Climate Goals

- Typical electricity supply mix in developed countries
- IEA: Global EV Outlook 2019, May 2019; Argonne National Laboratory, USDOE: Cradle-to-Grave Lifecycle Analysis of US Light Duty Vehicle Pathways (ANL/ESO-17/7), September 2016; Ricardo: Understanding the life cycle GHG emssions for different vehicle types and powertrain technologies, August 2018

For cars and trucks

German focus on hydrogen displacing gasoline and diesel in passenger cars and trucks

Government support

H2 Mobility Funded by German Government and EU.


Aim to establish refueling capacity for 2 million fuel cell electric vehicles by 2022.

Develop market

Prime market being developed – passenger cars and light duty commercial vehicles. 

Enough demand

More than enough hydrogen demand market space for the LH2 Europe’s liquid hydrogen project (initial production 100 t/d with option to expand). 


Conservative assumption that by 2040, 16% of newly sold vehicles will be hydrogen-fuelled fuel cell electric vehicles

More market space

Conservative view that heavy duty vehicle market penetration by hydrogen is slow. Early take up by a large fleet operator would provide even more market space for the project’s hydrogen imports.

Price of hydrogen to consumer

The delivered liquid hydrogen price to NW Europe is highly competitive to the consumer compared with the current retail price of 9.7 Euro/kg

H2 Mobility GmbH provides vital hydrogen distribution infrastructure

  • H2 Mobility established with German government and EU funding and sponsorship to develop hydrogen refueling stations around major cities and along connecting routes. 
  • H2 Mobility formed by: Air Liquide, Linde, Daimler, OMV, Shell and Total; with advisers and supporting partners: BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and VW.
Hydrogen makes a zero emissions future possible