H2M: Yes, it is. Moreover, it is essential. To employ a bit of hyperbole, H2 Mobility will have fulfilled its mission when it has been made redundant because enough other market players have taken over the tasks of planning, building and operating stations. By then, the size of the expanding infrastructure will have prompted significant cost reductions. Our goal over the next years is to establish a supply base – we’re the ones making the down payment, if you will. H2 Mobility will pool expertise and create the numbers needed for economies of scale. No single stakeholder, not even a group of them, could do the same at this early stage without some collaboration, so we welcome opportunities to partner with other market players.
Should organizations intent on building their own stations contact you? If so, which kind of support could you offer them?
H2M: We would be delighted to hear from them. It’s not just that we want our H2.Live app to show the most accurate map of publicly accessible stations for passenger cars. It’s also important to see that we can all learn from each other. Of course, this doesn’t mean we’re here to divulge trade secrets. But, for example, we could share what we learned from filing applications. There might be some areas for collaboration, such as using the same logistics provider.
Would a station built by someone else show up on the map of the H2.Live app?
H2M: I think every hydrogen pioneer will agree with me when I say that we want the H2.Live app to display every hydrogen fueling station accessible to the public across the country, if not the entire continent. I’d also like to add that the map, and any future updates, can be integrated into websites at no cost.