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Hydrogen (H2) Fuel Technology Testing and Certification

Ensure safety and compliance for your vehicles

about hydrogen (h2) fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen vehicles such as automobiles, transportation vehicles and rockets utilize hydrogen fuel for motive power. Widespread use of this alternative fuel to traditional gasoline and diesel fuels have grown in the last decade and there are several commercial vehicles on the market today.

While there are challenges to hydrogen fuel powered vehicles such as cost, there are several advantages including lower greenhouse gas emissions, reliability and improved environmental quality.

hydrogen fuel cell compliance

In order to manufacture and sell hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles overseas, manufacturers such as OEMs must comply with a variety of regulations related to alternative fuels. TÜV SÜD America has developed protocols and can assist in testing and certification for these standards, including:

  • UN ECE 134 for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety
  • GTR No. 13 for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles Global Technical Regulation
  • EC 79/2009 and 406/2010/EU on Type-Approval of Hydrogen-Powered Motor Vehicles
  • HPRD1 for Pressure Relief Devices for Compressed Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel Containers
  • HGV 2 for Compressed Hydrogen Gas Powered Vehicle Fuel Containers
  • HGV 3.1 for Fuel System Components for Compressed Hydrogen Gas Powered Vehicles
  • SAE TIR J2601 for Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles

expertise in hydrogen powered vehicle certification

TÜV SÜD America’s Industrial Technical Inspection Services group holds all necessary accreditations for type approval and certification in accordance with all relevant national and international regulations for hydrogen-powered vehicles. TÜV SÜD America can provide a variety of engineering and testing services that will support alternative fuel technologies manufacturers and assist with expanding your business overseas.

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