“Demonstration of Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport”
SWARM will establish a demonstration fleet of small passenger vehicles that builds on and expands existing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
Three regions will be participating in this effort: the British Midlands, the Brussels region and Wallonia, and the Weser-Ems region in NorthWest Germany. Each of these regions will deploy a new hydrogen refuelling site to close the gaps in a continuous ‘hydrogen highway' that leads from Scotland via the Midlands to London, connecting to Brussels and on to Cologne and Hamburg/Scandinavia/Berlin via Bremen.
The vehicles will be put in the hands of real users in a variety of real-life operating environments. The vehicles in the project are low-cost, high fuel-efficiency passenger cars specifically designed for city and regional transport. They are equipped with electric drives and fuel cells running on hydrogen. They will be monitored throughout the demonstration phase of the project. Their reliability, fuel economy and performance will be evaluated, leading to further improvements and market-ready vehicle designs.
PLANET is the author of the SWARM project and contributes to various activities within the project, including research work with the universities of Oldenburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven.
The project runs from October 2012 until end of 2017.
SWARM is supported by the European Union “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” (FCH JU) with 7 million Euros, and has 17 partners from across Europe. Find more details on: