Major expansion of hydrogen filling stations

Within a couple of years, we will see more fuel cell vehicles on our roads. Thanks to support from, among other things, the Electrification pilot from the Energy Agency, but also other investment support from for example the EU and Klimatklivet, makes it possible to speed up the expansion of more hydrogen filling stations. Around 100 hydrogen filling stations are planned to be built in Sweden in the coming years. The map illustrates existing stations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. For hydrogen filling stations globally, we refer to the map that you can see here

Vätgas Sweden leads an EU project Nordic Hydrogen Corridor together with Everfuel, Toyota, Hyundai and Statkraft. The project’s goal is to establish eight filling stations and an electrolyser (hydrogen production unit). The project also includes the launch of fuel cell vehicles.

Hydrogen is produced in an electrolyser that splits water and oxygen through the supply of renewable electricity from wind power (yellow arrow). In the process, heat is generated which can be used to heat buildings (red arrow). The hydrogen is transported by truck to hydrogen filling stations (blue arrow).

How much does it cost to fill up with hydrogen?

For an ordinary passenger car, it costs about 9 SEK per 10 km, just below the cost of diesel and gasoline per 10 km.

Is there an explosion risk with a fuel cell car because it is fueled with hydrogen?

All fuel cell cars go through extensive crash tests and have a safety system that makes them at least as safe as regular gasoline cars. Fuel cell cars are tested to the same crash test standards (NCAP) as conventional cars and assessed according to the same strict requirements. Here are several ways that prevents a tank from exploding:

  • Since there is no oxygen in the tanks, an explosion cannot occur inside them.
  • In the event of a fire, there are valves that first shut off the hydrogen flow completely. If
    the temperature continues to rise, the pressure in the tank increases. To prevent the pressure in the tank
    from causing it to burst, there are additional valves that release the hydrogen in a controlled
    manner, away from those sitting in the car.
  • Sensors that detect leaks of hydrogen are located in several places in the car, which sound the alarm and
    turn off the hydrogen if a leak occurs.
  • In the event of a leak, the hydrogen quickly leaves the car because it rises rapidly upwards.

Map of hydrogen filling stations in Sweden

Umeå OazerKontaktvägen 2901 33 Umeå
Vätgastankstation Sandviken (HRS)Hynion ASSätragatan 17811 61 Sandviken
AGA/Linde Vätgastankstation (HRS)Hynion ASPilotvägen 2190 60 Stockholm-Arlanda
Hydrogen Station Mariestad
Sörgårdsvägen 1542 35 Mariestad
Vätgas GöteborgHynionRuskvädersgatan 12418 34 Göteborg