First Hydrogen to host inaugural track event

Zero emission automotive and energy developer, First Hydrogen will host its first ever track day for major UK fleet managers to showcase its unique hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEV). The event will provide an exclusive opportunity to test drive the Company’s hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles (LCVs) on the track at HORIBA MIRA, near Coventry, UK.

Taking place at the end of October, First Hydrogen is set to welcome members from some 20 UK fleet operators that collectively own and manage more than a quarter of a million fleet vehicles. All attendees will have hands-on access to the first-of-their kind 3.5 tonne demonstrator vehicles and the chance to drive them. Complete with technical presentations and a vehicle walkaround to showcase the under-the-hood technology, the day will also provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the practicalities of introducing FCEVs into their own zero emission fleets.

The vehicles have already undergone road trials with fleet management company Rivus and energy company SSE and are currently undertaking operations with major parcel delivery companies. First Hydrogen has already created an appetite for the vehicles with more than 15 major fleet operators who are on the waiting list to trial the vehicles in their own fleets. The track event enables First Hydrogen to demonstrate the vehicles’ capabilities to multiple organisations in one day. This includes showcasing their impressive range of more than 630km (400 miles) on a single refuelling, ease of driving and, thanks to efficient powertrain technology, their ability to carry large payloads without compromising on range in any weather conditions.