Ride share in Germany
IN Europe, car sellers are adapting to offer transport to travellers who don’t want to own cars, but who also don’t want to wait for a bus or cycle.
Car sharing is the answer and in Germany, the Linde Group last week announced it will use 50 of Hyundai’s Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell electric vehicles in the world’s first fuelcell car-sharing service.
Hyundai also offers hybrid fuel electric, as well as fully electric, drivetrains, but the Linde Group went for the models that run on hydrogen in a nod to its reputation as a global supplier of industrial, process and speciality gases.
A statement by the Linde Group also assured it can supply enough hydrogen for the 50 cars to fill up.
This is an important reassurance, for reports from first adopters of hydrogen cars are that they cannot get gas to refill their cars.