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Sustainable Future of Mobility

Sustainable Future of Mobility

The constant evolution of technology, together with the collective demand for a reduction in global emissions, has led to significant changes in all areas of daily operations. As a major contributor to global emissions, these changes have a particular impact on the automotive and mobility sectors. In order to successfully restructure the mobility landscape in a sustainable way, new sustainable transport solutions are emerging, including hydrogen mobility solutions. These new mobility solutions need to be safe and have to comply with existing and new regulations, depending on the type of solution and vehicle. The mobility sector spans different areas and takes different forms, including privately owned vehicles, public transport, and commercially operated vehicles. Hydrogen is a clean, renewable energy source that can be used in vehicles without adverse impacts on the environment. Read on to discover how hydrogen is set to revolutionize the quest for sustainable transport solutions, its safety challenges and how we can support to bring those new hydrogen mobility solutions safely on the roads.

Why is hydrogen Mobility important as a sustainable Future transportation solution?

Increasingly strict rules for reducing emissions are being set globally. This can be seen in the EU with the European Green Deal. The European Green Deal aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 90% in 2050 compared to the level of 1990. This affects the mobility industry with the following action plan:

1) Until 2030 the emissions of cars should be reduced by 55% and for trucks by 50%

2) Until 2023 emission-free new cars should be released.

These targets are set to heavily impact future economic strategies in the automotive sector. Consequently, hydrogen will play a crucial role in achieving climate goals, especially in public transportation and mobility. There won't be the one-size-fits-all powertrain. Alongside battery electric vehicles, market trends dictate that green mobility solutions such as hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles will play a central part in an emission-free future.

Efforts for decarbonization of the mobility sector have made great progress especially with regards to e-mobility. There is an increased enthusiasm around hydrogen-powered vehicles. (Green) hydrogen is promising to provide sustainable transportation solutions, whether by powering fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), a hydrogen combustion engine (H2-ICE) or as an element for synthetic fuels.

Especially regarding heavy-duty transportation by means of trucks, buses, and trains, hydrogen vehicle solutions are likely to shape the future of mobility.

What challenges in hydrogen mobility do we need to solve?

As a manufacturer, supplier, or system integrator, you must ensure to bring your hydrogen mobility products safely to the market.

Compliance to existing regulations play an important role. To access global markets, regulatory conformity is required to gain legal permission. In many cases, both government regulations and customer requirements have become stricter. Reducing carbon emissions along the entire automotive value chain is a shared goal we are all marching towards.

With an increasing number of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles on the road and more stringent rules for zero emission vehicles, the challenge to enable a safe and easy market launch in connection with regulatory requirements arise. Aside to the usual concerns, manufacturers need to consider the following:

  • Gain legal permissions to access global markets
  • Meet applicable safety requirements for hydrogen mobility systems
  • Earn customers' trust by ensuring safety
  • Contribute to tackling challenges of climate change by developing green mobility solutions

What services does TÜV SÜD offer for hydrogen mobility solutions?

No matter if you are a manufacturer, supplier, system integrator or operator: our TÜV SÜD experts are available at your disposal to support you with comprehensive testing and certification services for your hydrogen mobility solutions along the entire product development life cycle. Our service portfolio includes:

Our service portfolio for hydrogen mobility

 Hydrogen mobility services



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