On 22 March 2019, the first Toyota Mirai in Saarland, Germany was registered for GenComm partner IZES gGmbH. It is a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle. The first hydrogen refuelling station in Saarland is to be built at the IZES gGmbH site in the InnovationCampus Saar by autumn of this year. It will be a non-public refuelling station. The planning for this is well advanced and the main components of the refuelling station have already arrived at the manufacturer and will be installed there in the next few weeks.
Dr. Bodo Groß, head of the Technical Innovations department at IZES gGmbH, said: "After setting up and extensively testing a regenerative charging station for battery electric vehicles in recent years, within the framework of the NWE funded project GenComm we wanted to establish hydrogen mobility in Saarland as the next evolutionary stage of electrically powered vehicles". With the registration of the vehicle and the forthcoming commissioning of the refuelling station, the "hydrogen age" has now also begun in Saarland as an essential component of the future energy supply.