AFC Energy Named as Official British Motor Show 2020 EV Charging Partner
SURREY, UK – AFC Energy (AIM:AFC), a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, has today confirmed its blue-ribbon partnership with the British Motor Show 2020 as the event’s Official Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Partner. The news follows the commercial launch of AFC Energy’s zero emission, grid independent EV charger based on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
The prestigious British Motor Show will return in 2020 after a 12-year absence to offer a celebration of British motoring through the ages. Seeing an estimated 50,000 visitors from the UK and overseas, the Motor Show will showcase some of the latest EV models from leading international automotive manufacturers.
In collaboration with the British Motor Show 2020, AFC Energy’s H-PowerTM EV Charger will provide EV charging capabilities to the leading automotive manufacturers showcasing their vehicles. The system will be deployed at the show’s EV Zone and Alternative Driving Experience pavilions, offering rapid charge capabilities independently of the grid with zero emissions.
“The world is seeing a rapid transition towards EV vehicles and it’s critical that the motoring industry offer up new and innovative solutions to address the key infrastructure challenges associated with EV deployment,” said Andy Entwistle, Chief Executive of the British Motor Show. “We see the AFC Energy EV charger solution as just that. Offering a zero emission, rapid charge, modular solution to the estimated £50bn grid upgrade requirements foreseen by EV roll out not only makes sense from a grid perspective, but also forms a key part of the strategy for decarbonisation of today’s transportation system. We are very excited to be partnering with a home-grown British tech company as we deliver a world class motoring experience to the UK next year.”
The self-contained AFC Energy H-PowerTM EV Charger overcomes issues associated with poor grid coverage to provide rapid and zero emission s EV charging anywhere it is needed.
“The British Motor Show is one of the world’s iconic motoring events with such a rich heritage in leading innovative engineering and design excellence over many decades,” said Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy. “It is a privilege to have been recognised in such an illustrious setting as the Motor Show and play a small part in this new leadership role as we advance into a new era of highway electrification. This journey begins with today’s launch of our H-PowerTM EV Charger. With such a global showcase of world leading automotive manufacturers, this is a standout opportunity to highlight the benefits of AFC Energy’s zero emission EV charging solutions and the benefit this can bring to the world’s transition to an electrified vehicle future”.
About AFC Energy
AFC Energy plc is commercialising a scalable alkaline fuel cell system, to provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The technology, pioneered over the past twelve years in the UK, is now being deployed in electric vehicle chargers, off-grid decentralised power systems and industrial gas plants as part of a portfolio approach to the decarbonisation of local electricity needs.
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