Green drivers to be offered easier hydrogen fill-ups

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Graeme Paton has reported that the number of hydrogen fuel stations is expected to rise significantly under a government initiative to offer motorists green alternatives to diesel and petrol. The DfT has invested £23m into a fund to encourage the use of hydrogen vehicles. Firms will be able to bid for a share of the cash, in partnership with vehicle manufacturers, to build more filling stations. Transport minister John Hayes said: “The transition to zero-emission road transport is both inevitable and desirable, as it will improve air quality in many towns and cities. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can play a vital role alongside battery electric vehicles to help us cut harmful emissions.”

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