100 truck hydrogen filling stations planned for Europe

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies have launched Teal Mobility, a European hydrogen distribution network with more than 100 fuelling stations for heavy trucks.

The stations, on major European transport routes, will be built within the next ten years, and form the first transnational European network of its scale, the companies say.

By the end of 2024, around 20 stations will be operational in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. Air Liquide and TotalEnergies say hydrogen is becoming a promising option for long-distance road transport due to its quick refuelling time of approximately 15 minutes and an extended range of around 800 kilometres, all while preserving the vehicle’s loading capacity.

This joint venture combines the expertise of Air Liquide and TotalEnergies. Air Liquide brings its knowledge of hydrogen technologies and the entire hydrogen value chain, while TotalEnergies contributes its experience in the operation and management of filling station networks and the distribution of energy to business-to-business customers.

Tea Mobility functions as the intermediary between hydrogen transport customers and its network of stations. The joint venture is responsible for the development, operation, and supply of hydrogen to these stations.