Fuel cell automobiles use hydrogen gas to generate electricity which powers a motor. Unlike conventional vehicles which run on gasoline or diesel, the only tail pipe emissions from fuel cell cars are water. Fuel cell vehicles are electric vehicles (EVs)—but unlike other EVs, their range and refueling processes are comparable to conventional cars.
Air Products is the leader in the development of the hydrogen infrastructure that is required to fuel these new vehicles. We've developed a broad range of SmartFuel® hydrogen supply and fueling infrastructure options to enable the successful commercialization of these vehicles around the world.
In 2019, Air Products announced the signing of an agreement with Saudi Aramco to jointly build the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station in Saudi Arabia. The hydrogen refueling station is located within the grounds of Air Products Technology Centre in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park.