"Hydrogen is the technology of the century". So of course it has the general director of Industry, SMEs, Commerce and Handicrafts, Government of Aragon, Fernando Fernandez. And it is that this region will be the coordinator of a package of refueling stations for hydrogen - powered vehicles that will join Spain, France and Andorra to central and northern Europe. Notably outside our country infrastructure dedicated to this type of vehicles are in ours much more advanced stage. Thus, for 4 years H2PiyR program will be developed to promote the use of other energy sources taking into account respect for the environment.
The main difference between the electric vehicle we've known so far and the hydrogen vehicle is the battery that stores energy. While in the first it is a lithium battery, the novelty is that with the hydrogens is precisely hydrogen. The advantages lie in greater autonomy they assure that you can reach 600km compared with 150 the traditionally power and loading time vehicle, hydrogen in just a few minutes. As for the cost of recharging the vehicle is estimated to go from 8 to 10 euros per 100 kilometers, although this figure could be reduced over time.
Up to a total of 6 new hydrogen supply stations, called hidrogeneras, it is scheduled to be implemented, 4 of them will do so in Spain, in particular will be located in Zaragoza, Huesca, Fraga and Tarragona. The other two will be in Andorra and France, in the town of Pamiers. To perform these installations, the program has a budget of 3.9 million euros, which also includes the acquisition of 16 hydrogen vehicles, of which 6 are passenger cars, 8 vans and 2 buses. It is expected that during the next 2017 hidrogeneras stations already in operation, as well as do the vehicles. It should be noted that these facilities will be managed by private companies.
In this regard, Spain has included this new system of operation of vehicles in the
Strategy to Promote Alternative Energy Vehicle with 2014-2020
, aiming its use as a long - term alternative for the transport sector. In addition, in the future is expected to award grants to those engaged to try it .