Everfuel, DRIVR, and Toyota enter an agreement on expanding the market for fuel-cell taxis.
- Over 100 of Toyota’s hydrogen cars, Mirai, are driving the streets of Copenhagen as taxis
- The three companies have a joint ambition of reaching 500 Mirais in Copenhagen by the end of 2025
- Everfuel will be the sole hydrogen provider throughout the five-year contract
Everfuel (OSLO: EFUEL), Toyota, and DRIVR announced a five-year collaboration agreement to scale the current number of fuel-cell taxis in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, over 100 of Toyota’s hydrogen cars, Mirai, are driving the streets of Copenhagen as taxis at the Danish taxicab carrier, DRIVR.
The three companies have a joint ambition of reaching 500 Mirais in Copenhagen by the end of 2025 and more than 200 by the end of 2022.
All three parties have an established concept, and they look forward to the continuous symbiosis between the vehicle manufacturer, the taxicab company, and the hydrogen provider that will move the market for fuel-cell vehicles substantially forward.
Everfuel already delivers hydrogen to DRIVR’s taxis and will be the sole hydrogen provider throughout the five-year contract. Everfuel is now working actively at establishing further hydrogen refueling stations in the Greater Copenhagen area.
“We could not be more excited to enter into the agreement with DRIVR and Toyota. We at Everfuel will deliver locally produced green hydrogen to the project and build additional infrastructure to meet the increasing demand for zero-emission mobility. It is a substantial step in our proof-of-business phase, where we, in collaboration with our partners, show how the entire hydrogen value chain can be connected. We look very much forward to the continuous collaboration with DRIVR and Toyota to make hydrogen happen and decarbonize transportation at scale,” says Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO at Everfuel.
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“The agreement with Toyota and Everfuel is a commitment to hydrogen, and we are thrilled to have both companies on board to scale hydrogen taxis. With the agreement in hand, we are now prepared to meet the growing demand for fossil-free taxis among our customers, and we are proud to assist in the green transition within mobility. We see it as a major milestone and look forward to exploring the further potential of hydrogen taxis,” says Haydar Shaiwandi, the CEO at DRIVR
“This is a huge step towards decarbonization of Copenhagen, and Toyota is proud to be a part of one of the biggest green taxi initiatives in Europe. We see the Mirai as a perfect match for the taxi industry, where the drivers will experience a car that is fully refueled within 3-5 minutes, and customers have a smooth and emission-free experience driving through Copenhagen,” says Bo
Svane, General Manager for Mobility and New Businesses at Toyota Denmark A/S