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.
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||Oazer||Kontaktvägen 2||901 33 Umeå|
|Vätgastankstation Sandviken (HRS)||Hynion AS||Sätragatan 17||811 61 Sandviken|
|AGA/Linde Vätgastankstation (HRS)||Hynion AS||Pilotvägen 2||190 60 Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Hydrogen Station Mariestad|
|Sörgårdsvägen 1||542 35 Mariestad|
|Vätgas Göteborg||Hynion||Ruskvädersgatan 12||418 34 Göteborg|