Just like Hyvia, the group Stellantis is putting forward a combined offer of vehicles with a hydrogen station for company fleets. However, they suggest a different business model.
The news went a little unnoticed. The announcement was made on July 28, right in the middle of summer, by Stellantis’ CEO, Carlos Tavares, during the presentation of the second half-year financial results
He revealed that the group had concluded a partnership with Engie in order to offer hydrogen charging stations in addition to the vehicles. According to him, “it’s a way to show companies that we can run a fleet of hydrogen vehicles and fuel them every day with a single station.”
Indeed, the approach is made in pairs. When Stellantis has an order, Engie is put forward to present its offer. The energy group covers both the cost of the station’s construction and the hydrogen supply. Engie receives compensation by charging more per kg. This strategy enables businesses to prime the pump without having to pay for a station. The additional cost will decrease as the fleet and the station grow in volume. In the end, everybody wins.
Stellantis will soon communicate on this type of offer that aims at reassuring customers and guaranteeing them carbon-free mobility.
Article written by Laurent Meillaud, translated by Marina Leite and reviewed by Logan King.