When driving long distances, electric driving is a real win-win for me. Firstly, I arrive refreshed. Secondly, I travel free of carbon emission and with less noise. Sofar, I have done two trips (Hydrogen Challenges #1 and #2) with more than 1,000 kilometres each. These trips are yet a challenge, because of the limited availability of hydrogen refuelling stations along the way. Hydrogen Challenge #3 is in the planning stage.
Hydrogen Challenge #3 – Innsbruck to Rotterdam (November 2018)
Hydrogen Challenge #3 November 2018 Innsbruck-Rotterdam and back 2,470 km. Tyrol (Austria) was the starting point of my Innsbruck-Rotterdam Hydrogen Challenge #3 journey on 11-03-18. I drove the Hyundai ix35/Tucson FCEV which was the same one as on my Innsbruck-Amsterdam Hydrogen Challenge #1 journey in February 2016. Thanks to many additional hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany, I was able to cover 871 km (541 mi) in one day arriving at Helmond (The Netherlands) after being more than 11 hours on the road. I refuelled a total of 13.13 kg of gasous hydrogen (GH2) on that day.
Hydrogen Challenge #2 – Bergen to Bolzano (June 2016)
Hydrogen Challenge #2 June 2016 Bergen-Bolzano 2,316 km. Heading South, I joined a group of FCEV test drivers, thanks to Sven Geitmann (H2-International), five days in five countries (Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Italy). Everyone arrived well and on time. [5 Blogs]
Hydrogen Challenge #1 – Innsbruck to Amsterdam (February 2016)
Hydrogen Challenge #1 February 2016 Innsbruck-Amsterdam 1,099 km. Heading North, I tested a Hyundai ix35 FCEV (fuel cell-electric vehicle) with a driving time of 17 hours and hydrogen refuelling stops at Innsbruck, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Duesseldorf and Helmond; good service at all stations. [6 Blogs]