Riyadh: The first hydrogen car refuelling station has opened for commercial operations in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco and Air Products announced the inauguration of the station at the Air Products’ new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park.
An initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai will be served by the pilot station to fuel cell electric vehicles with high-purity compressed hydrogen.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a recent report that hydrogen has vast potential to help the world reduce emissions.
The new fuelling station combines Saudi Aramco’s industrial and technological experience with Air Products’ know-how and experience in the field of hydrogen fuelling.
The fleet of Toyota Mirai vehicles will have a driving range of 500km with water as their only emission and the ability to be fuelled in five minutes as opposed to an hour for traditional battery electric vehicles.