The hydrogen service is designed to provide clients with numerous advantages associated with hydrogen mobility.
With this new hydrogen offering, Watèa clients can enhance the operational availability of their fleets, with applications similar to traditional combustion-powered vehicles.
In practical terms, the subscription-based service encompasses a comprehensive package, including hydrogen vehicles, charging solutions, maintenance, 24-hour assistance, and an array of digital services.
Subscribers will also gain access to various European, national, and regional subsidies, with Watèa managing all administrative procedures with relevant organizations, including subsidies from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.
As part of its commitment to decarbonization, Watèa enables clients to refuel with renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly approach.
Pascal Nouvellon, CEO and President of Watèa, emphasized the importance of providing clients with cutting-edge electrical technology to advance the decarbonization of commercial fleets.
Nouvellon highlighted that hydrogen EVs offer greater autonomy and significantly reduced charging times, making them a compelling solution for urban environments like Paris and Lyon.
This latest offering aligns with the evolving hydrogen strategy for transport decarbonization in France and reflects the increasing global trend towards hydrogen mobility.
Since 2021, Watèa has been at the forefront of fleet electrification, offering a comprehensive subscription-based solution that includes battery EVs, charging solutions, financing, and more.
As outlined in the 2023 EV Outlook Global Report by the IEA, the role of hydrogen in fleet electrification is on the rise, with a 40% increase in the number of fuel cell vehicles on roads worldwide in 2022.
Hydrogen vehicles offer notable benefits, including extended autonomy and significantly faster charging times compared to BEVs.