As part of the 50 H2 stations by 2015 program, on 4th May 2015, the first hydrogen filling station to be situated on a German freeway was opened. The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) officially opened the facility, which is situated at the Geiselwind truck stop, in the presence of the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, Dorothee Bär. The station is situated on the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg, and therefore closes a gap in the network which will now mean that FC cars can travel safely from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg. State Secretary Bär said: “The financial support to help build this filling station, totaling almost EUR one million, is well invested money because excellent infrastructure is the requirement for ensuring that this new form of mobility is able to really take hold.” Alexander Ruscheinsky, Executive Director of the Association for German Truck Stops (Vereinigung Deutscher Autohöfe e.V. / VEDA), highlighted that the truck stops which are situated on freeways are “a cost-effective opportunity for an efficient expansion of new supply networks,” as they serve both directions of travel as well as the intersecting state and county highways.