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Met Police signs hydrogen fuel contract with ITM

ITM Power is to supply hydrogen fuel for the Metropolitan Police Service’s new fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission response vehicles.

The Met will use ITM's hydrogen refuelling stations for its new Toyota Mirai fleet.

The Met will use ITM’s hydrogen refuelling stations for its new Toyota Mirai fleet.

The police force announced last month that it had started to deploy a total of 11 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, forming part of its plans to procure 550 zero or ultra-low emission vehicles by 2020.

Vehicles will be fuelled using the ITM Power Hydrogen Refuelling Station network, which currently has five public stations in the UK with three more due to open at the end of Q2 and a further four at the end of Q1 2019.

Jiggs Bharij, head of fleet services, Metropolitan Police, said: “We are working closely with ITM Power to roll out our new fleet of zero-emission vehicles. The quick refuelling time, comparable to that of a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle, and long driving range make Toyota’s hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle an ideal zero-emission response vehicle.”

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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.