ITM wins £2.89m fuel station order

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Hydrogen fuel company ITM Power has won a £2.89m order for two new refuelling stations - and four upgrades - in London and Rotherham.

The two new stations, including one on a petrol station forecourt, are part of the the Government’s roll-out plans for hydrogen vehicles - the money is from a grants scheme run by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles.

Meanwhile, three sites in London and one in Rotherham - at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, just off the M1 at junction 33 - will be upgraded, allowing drivers to travel between London and the North.

Dr Graham Cooley, ITM Power chief executive, said: “The funding for these new refuelling stations in London, coupled with partnering a major global fuel retailer, are both important steps in the roll out of Hydrogen mobility in the UK. By the beginning of 2016 ITM Power will own and operate six stations in the UK, centred on London”

The Hyundai ix35 - the world’s first series-production hydrogen-fuelled car - is now on sale. A Toyota model will follow from mid-2015.