Hyundai and Toyota Car Companies Join Forces for Hydrogen in Australia

Currently, there are fewer than 10 hydrogen refueling stations in Australia, including one at Toyota’s local headquarters and one at Hyundai’s Australian base.

Ampol’s managing director, Matt Halliday, emphasized the importance of hydrogen in reducing carbon emissions in transportation. He mentioned that this agreement creates a partnership between these companies to develop the necessary infrastructure for hydrogen to become a viable transport fuel.

These four companies have signed an agreement to work together on creating hydrogen refueling solutions. Although they haven’t given many details about their plans yet, they have committed to building hydrogen refueling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

Hyundai had already introduced 23 Nexo FCEVs in Canberra in 2021 as part of a project with the Australian Capital Territory government. Toyota has been testing its Mirai FCEVs in Australia but hasn’t made them available for private buyers yet.

Hydrogen refueling stations are not very common worldwide, but in Australia, Hyundai, Toyota, Ampol (a petroleum company), and Pacific Energy are teaming up to change that.