Toyota & Hyundai Unite to Build Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure in Australia

Jacob Brooke
October 31, 2023

Four major companies, Ampol, Hyundai Australia, Pacific Energy, and Toyota Australia, have joined forces to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Australia. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that leverages each company's expertise to support the growth of the hydrogen economy in the country.

Pictured (Left to Right): Cliff Lawrenson (Chairman, Pacific Energy), Ted Lee (CEO, Hyundai Australia), Matthew Callachor (CEO, Toyota Australia), Matthew Halliday (CEO, Ampol)

Both Hyundai and Toyota operate fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) fleets in Australia, while Ampol and Pacific Energy are investing in energy solutions to support the transition to cleaner energy. The goal of the MOU is to establish hydrogen refuelling stations for FCEVs in Canberra.

Ampol's Managing Director and CEO, Matthew Halliday, stated that hydrogen is crucial for decarbonising the transport sector. The MOU will facilitate a collaborative approach to develop the necessary infrastructure for hydrogen as a transport fuel.

Hyundai Australia's CEO, Ted Lee, highlighted the company's previous deployment of 23 NEXO Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in Canberra. Lee looks forward to working with the consortium partners to support the transition to cleaner transport.

Pacific Energy's CEO, Jamie Cullen, expressed his company's commitment to decarbonising the transport sector. He emphasized the importance of hydrogen and zero emissions vehicles in achieving a net-zero future.

Toyota Australia's President and CEO, Matthew Callachor, discussed Toyota's ongoing efforts to expand its hydrogen capabilities in Australia. The joint collaboration provides additional opportunities to explore and develop hydrogen technology.

Ted Lee (Right) and Matthew Halliday (Left) holding a Daruma doll - a traditional Japanese talisman for good luck and perseverance

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Jacob Brooke
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