Discussing landmark First Hydrogen trial at Fleet and Mobility Live

We were delighted to attend Fleet and Mobility Live to discuss the latest industry developments, including hydrogen-powered vehicles, EV innovations and the journey to net zero. Craig Gibson, ESG manager, and fleet project manager, Shannon Dempsey spoke with delegates and leaders from across fleet, including Allan Rushforth from First Hydrogen, about the Mira FCEV test event that National Windscreens will take part in this month.

Craig said: “We spoke to Allan and his team on the First Hydrogen stand and discussed the progress of the ongoing real-world trials of their hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle (FCEV) on British roads. I am very excited about having the opportunity to drive the First Hydrogen test vehicle.”

Craig Gibson attending Fleet and Mobility

“Refuelling a FCEV takes fewer than five minutes and only emits water vapour. There are promising signs that the fuel and technology will have a dramatic impact in the future of sustainability in the automotive sector. If rolled out successfully, along with the right infrastructure, hydrogen fuel could have a seismic effect on the public and commercial transportation network across the globe in the future,” said Craig.

A team from National Windscreens will take part in this landmark trial to test hydrogen-powered vans in Coventry. This initiative will gauge the scope for utilising FCEVs to rival the current fuel alternatives, boasting advantages over the established internal combustion engines (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs).

“As ESG manager, Fleet and Mobility Live offered so much information and ideas that we can utilise. I was particularly interested in a cloud-based system that has been developed to improve efficiency and accuracy when collecting employee scope 3 commuting data. There was a wide range of the latest battery electric vehicles (BEV) on show, both passenger and commercial, along with driver training VR systems, and vehicle telematic systems.

“The show was a great showcase of what is currently achievable and highlighted some fantastic options for us to implement in our pursuit of net zero,” said Craig.