The vehicles will now be able to undertake customer trials on public roads commencing January 2023 for a period of two years, which will allow the company to trial them in real-world conditions and get feedback from fleet owners.
The certification is a significant milestone for the company and will help with further approvals required as First Hydrogen scales up its vehicle demonstrator program to trial the vehicles in the European Union, United States and Canada.
Steve Gill, CEO of Automotive for First Hydrogen, said: ‘This is an important step which validates our engineering and technical expertise. The whole team has worked hard to deliver this certification and we can now move forward with the important customer trials commencing in early 2023.’
Balraj Mann, chairman and CEO of First Hydrogen Corp., commented: ‘We are proud of our Automotive team and their recent accomplishments. I am excited about the groundwork laid by the whole team and, as we move forward, executing our business plan in the coming months. Green hydrogen is becoming a clean alternative answer to fossil fuels.’
First Hydrogen is also working in parallel to arrange green hydrogen generation and distribution under its ‘Hydrogen as a Service’ or Haas program to provide a holistic solution to the market.