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Arval’s Hydrogen Car Roadshow comes to Birmingham and London next

Arval’s Hydrogen Car Roadshow has two more stops to make this year as the UK-wide project continues its work to raise awareness of hydrogen cars.

Paul Marchment of Arval

The ‘Arval Hydrogen Roadshow – Driving Innovation, Investment and A Cleaner Future’ will arrive in Birmingham on 16 October followed by London on 6 November.

Events already run this year in Swindon, Oxford and Leeds attracted more than 580 delegates, sharing Arval’s experience of hydrogen cars, built through its involvement in a Government-backed project called the Hydrogen Hub, which researches the viability of fuel cell technology for a range of domestic, commercial and transport applications in real world conditions.

The October event (register here) runs for one day at Birmingham University, divided into two sessions. In the morning, invited delegates are expected in Oxford to hear from hydrogen experts, fleet operators using the vehicles, and car manufacturers including Hyundai, Toyota and Riversimple. The afternoon is open to the public with a range of hydrogen production cars available to examine.

Paul Marchment, senior business manager at Arval UK, who oversees the company’s hydrogen activities, explained: “Thanks to the work we’ve done with the Hydrogen Hub, we have considerable know-how in running hydrogen cars. It is our aim and passion to share this knowledge through these roadshows.

“In all the locations we are visiting, we want to reach audiences that can help to drive positive change – for example, businesses, the public and local politicians. We want to show them hydrogen production vehicles that are being used today and explain how the technology works.

“There are issues to overcome – vehicle production needs to increase to cut purchase price and that the refuelling infrastructure needs to improve – but we believe that with greater understanding, demand for hydrogen will increase and help to drive a more sustainable future for all.”

To register for Arval’s Hydrogen Roadshow in Birmingham, click here. Registrations for the London event will open in the coming weeks.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.