Gas stations can be purchased, rented or leased. On what terms it was decided to offer the van is unclear. Hyvia counters safety concerns like this: "Our systems are designed in accordance with all regulations and best practices."
Hyvia, which Renault Group and Plug Power created last summer, prepared the first hydrogen prototypes and will show them in Paris at HyVolution (October 27-28). We're talking about the Renault Master Van H2-Tech fuel cell van and the Hydrogen Refueling Station. Both are slated to launch in Europe in 2022. The van holds up to 12 m³ of cargo and travels without charging / refueling up to 500 km (WLTP), after which it meets the station and replenishes the range in five minutes. “Prototypes are the first illustration of a hydrogen ecosystem,” emphasizes Hyvia.
The Renault Group prides itself on the fact that all major components of the ecosystem are manufactured in France. The van is being assembled by SOVAB in Batiille, the electric motors are made in Cleon, the assembly of fuel cells and filling stations will be handled by the plant in Flan, and the hydrogen tanks will be supplied by Faurecia. And the PVI subsidiary in Gres-Armenvilliers is responsible for the “integration of electricity and hydrogen”. The next prototypes will be the Master Chassis Cab H2-Tech truck with a cruising range of 250 km and the Master Citybus H2-Tech for 15 passengers (300 km).