According to Auto Express, Kia has called on the UK Government to come up with a long-term hydrogen vehicle strategy that includes a clear timeline for infrastructure projects. The South Korean plans to introduce 14 new eco-friendly cars by 2020, including a hydrogen car.
But, stations are missing. To date, the UK Government has announced a £2 million fund to encourage more businesses to switch to hydrogen vehicles, and previously invested £6.6 million to build 12 hydrogen refuelling stations across the country.
This call comes after a new report concluded there could be as many as 1.6 million hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on Britain’s roads by 2030. A research conducted by the Centre for Future Studies found that in less than 15 years the car market could see more than 300,000 hydrogen cars sold each year, supported by 1,150 refuelling sites.