With its DareForward 2030 plan, Stellantis is moving towards the electrification of the group, while aiming to be carbon neutral by 2038. This plan also highlights the desire to explore all possible options, including hydrogen, on which Stellantis relies heavily for its commercial vehicles.
After presenting the Citroën ë-Jumpy and Peugeot Expert at Hyvolution 2023, the Stellantis Group announces the signing of an agreement with Engie Solutions to facilitate the supply of hydrogen to heavy-duty professionals.
ENGIE Solutions, a player committed to the development of zero-emission mobility and convinced of the key role of hydrogen, has decided to join forces with Stellantis to offer professional customers of the Peugeot and Citroën brands hydrogen refuelling stations adapted to the size of their fleet.
Three offers are available:
The "Priming" offer: provision of recharging for 20 to 40 vehicles per day;
The "Pure Player" offer: installation of an infrastructure at the customer's premises, including the provision of a medium-sized station capable of recharging 100 to 200 light commercial vehicles per day;
The "Ecosystem" offer: infrastructure adapted to the customer's needs, including the production of hydrogen by electrolysis and a station capable of recharging 200 to 400 vehicles per day.
This innovative "à la carte" solution, which includes the vehicle and its hydrogen fuel supply, is particularly attractive to future customers who want to decarbonise their mobility.
It perfectly meets their needs in terms of autonomy, reduced recharging time and proximity to refuelling stations, which are often lacking in the local ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Stellantis, ENGIE Solutions will install the storage station and supply hydrogen at a competitive price.
ENGIE Solutions, accelerator of the renewable hydrogen economy
ENGIE Solutions is firmly committed to the development of an industrial-scale hydrogen economy. Its ambition is to help industry and mobility players achieve their carbon-neutrality goals.
With more than 50 experts entirely dedicated to hydrogen, a local and global zero-emission solution particularly suited to heavy and intensive mobility, ENGIE Solutions is a long-term partner that ensures every stage of its clients' projects, from design to operation.
Stellantis, pioneer and leader in hydrogen mobility
At the end of 2021, Stellantis will launch its first medium-size hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles. For the company, hydrogen is aimed at "big wheeler" professionals who will then have 400 km of autonomy, a 3-minute recharging time, and a zero-emission vehicle without compromising the vehicle's useful capacities (1,000 kg payload).
At the heart of its electrification strategy, hydrogen is a major challenge for Stellantis as part of its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2038.
Initially launched in France, this partnership could be developed further.
Richard Meyer, Xavier Peugeot, Director of the Commercial Vehicles Business Unit at Stellantis, explains: "Although we already have several hundred orders for our hydrogen vehicles, this is an important step in meeting the needs of heavy-duty professionals who want to benefit from low-carbon motorisation to access city centres. This turnkey and tailor-made offer brings real added value to business-to-business customers who want to switch to hydrogen mobility. "
For his part, Olivier Arthaud, Managing Director of Hydrogen Mobility at ENGIE Solutions, said: "This pioneering partnership with Stellantis confirms our position as a leader in the development of hydrogen for low-emission mobility. With 18 hydrogen stations currently in operation, our teams have the necessary experience to develop this new partnership. By 2030, the ENGIE Group aims to have a production capacity of 4 GW of renewable hydrogen, 700 km of dedicated networks and more than 100 hydrogen refuelling stations. Offering professionals an offer adapted to their needs, including the mode of transport and the associated fuel, is a major step towards achieving these objectives. "