First Hydrogen will host its inaugural track day event aimed at major UK fleet managers. The unique event will serve as a platform to unveil First Hydrogen's hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) and will take place at the HORIBA MIRA track near Coventry, UK.
Scheduled for the end of October, the event will see participation from approximately 20 UK fleet operators, collectively overseeing more than a quarter of a million fleet vehicles. First Hydrogen aims to provide an exclusive opportunity for attendees to test drive the company's hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles (LCVs) on the track. The 3.5-tonne large van, a first of their kind, will be available for hands-on experience, accompanied by technical presentations and an in-depth vehicle walkaround to showcase the advanced technology beneath the hood.
First Hydrogen has already garnered attention by conducting road trials with notable entities such as fleet management company Rivus and energy giant SSE. The fuel cell electric vans are currently engaged in operations with major parcel delivery companies. With over 15 major fleet operators eagerly awaiting their turn to trial these vehicles, the track day event at HORIBA MIRA offers a consolidated opportunity to showcase the capabilities of First Hydrogen's vehicles to a diverse range of organizations in a single day.
The event is strategically designed to demonstrate key features, including an impressive range exceeding 630km (400 miles) on a single refueling, ease of driving, and the efficient powertrain technology enabling the vehicles to carry substantial payloads without compromising range, regardless of weather conditions.
Anticipating widespread interest, the invitation-only event targets major UK LCV fleet operators, including members of the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC). The AHFC, led by Element Energy with collaboration from global industrial members of UK H2Mobility, is dedicated to expediting the commercial deployment of FCEVs and hydrogen refueling infrastructure to decarbonise high-mileage and heavy-duty van and truck fleets.