Toyota Motor Poland and Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed an agreement on cooperation in advancing hydrogen technology in Poland.
A pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be built under the agreement.
PGNiG’s hydrogen research programme unveiled in May provides for the production of hydrogen, including green hydrogen using renewable energy sources, hydrogen storage and distribution, and industrial applications.
The operation of a hydrogen refuelling station, to be built in the Wola district of Warsaw, is also part of the programme.
PGNiG has already signed a contract with a consortium of Poland- and UK-based companies for the design and construction of the station.
Hydrogen as clean fuel for future vehicles on the Polish market
The joint operations are intended to introduce hydrogen as a clean fuel for zero-emission fuel cell vehicles on the Polish market. Hydrogen has been hailed by experts as a fuel of the future.
Toyota Motor Poland is preparing to launch the second generation of its Mirai passenger car next year. It is the first hydrogen-powered sedan car manufactured on a mass scale.
Compared with the previous version, the new generation fuel cell car has a driving range extended by 30%, to 650–900 km on a single tank.
Refuelling will only take a few minutes, making the car fully functional and environmentally friendly.