Call it synchronicity or call it conspiracy: 2015 is drawing closer, the year when several large global automakers will begin full-scale launches of hydrogen-powered automobiles. Developing new powertrains being costly with unassured payback, automakers form alliances to share the cost. And alliance of Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota to jointly promote hydrogen use would be surprising, they usually are otherwise engaged. However, the four join hands, forces and cars for a grand hydrogen tour through Europe.
Starting in Hamburg, Germany, on September 13, seven Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) will travel through Hannover, Bolzano, Paris, Cardiff, Bristol, Swindon, London and Copenhagen, and points between. The party is BYOH, bring your own hydrogen: Mobile refueling stations will be set up by H2 Logic Denmark in stopover cities.