Sustainable Future of Mobility

Hydrogen Vehicle Solutions

Hydrogen Vehicle Solutions

Why is hydrogen important as a future mobility and 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, which also effects the mobility industry with the following action plan: until 2030 the emissions of cars should be reduced by 55% and for trucks by 50% and until 2023 emission-free new cars should be released. This heavily affects 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, the market shows that hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles will play a central part in the emission-free mobility ecosystem of the future.

Efforts for decarbonization of mobility have made great progress regarding e-mobility, and there is an increased enthusiasm around hydrogen-powered vehicles. (Green) hydrogen is promising to provide sustainable mobility applications, whether by powering fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), a hydrogen combustion engine (H2-ICE) or as 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 need to be solved for the future of mobility?

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

Compliance to existing regulations play an important role. Regulatory conformity is required to gain legal permission to access global markets, and in many cases government regulations and customer requirements become stricter. Reducing carbon emissions along the entire automotive value chain is the overall goal of the industry and politics.

With an increasing number of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles on the roads and more stringent rules for zero emission vehicles, questions of how to enable a safe and easy market launch in connection with regulatory requirements arise. Manufacturers need to consider how to do the following:

  • Gain legal permissions to access global markets
  • Meet applicable safety requirements for hydrogen mobility systems
  • Earn customers trust by ensuring safety and contribute to tackling challenges of climate change

What services does TÜV SÜD offer for hydrogen mobility solutions?

No matter if you are a manufacturer, supplier, system integrator or operator: our experts 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

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TÜV SÜD is your reliable and experienced partner in bringing your sustainable hydrogen mobility solutions safely to market

Hydrogen mobility vehicles

TÜV SÜD has a long history in mobility, safety, and sustainability, and has provided solutions in this area for over 150 years. Our pool of interdisciplinary experts leverages this experience and knowledge and provides our clients with complete solutions for the future of mobility. Our competence for hydrogen mobility solutions covers your needs across the whole value chain.

  • We support you in the development of safe and reliable hydrogen mobility solutions.
  • We help you in testing and certifying your fuel cell systems and high-pressure hydrogen storage systems and components.
  • We make sure that your hydrogen technology, products, and components comply with the latest regulations and standards and are ready for global market access.

Due to our global presence and partnerships, we can support you locally and can rely on our experiences gained from our various past projects. Our strong expertise in electric drive trains gives us the additional knowledge and experience to guide customers as they develop fuel cell electric vehicles .


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EU type approval of hydrogen-powered vehicles

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