• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

Our all-new and unique Expert Rating system analyses new cars based on dozens of UK media reviews to give you the best possible car buying advice. Check it out now!

Press release

Air Liquide, Idex, Step and Toyota create Hysetco to promote hydrogen mobility

Air Liquide, Idex, the Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and Toyota are teaming up in HysetCo, a joint venture that is the first company devoted to developing hydrogen mobility in the Paris region*.

This collaboration is a major landmark in the emergence of a hydrogen-based society in France and the development of Hype, the world’s first fleet of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered taxis, launched in 2015 during the COP21 sustainable innovation forum and operated in Paris and through the Île-de-France region.

HysetCo will make it easier to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their refueling infrastructure in the region and reach the objective of 600 taxis by the end of 2020. Toyota will deliver an additional 500 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell saloons by the end of 2020, completing the existing fleet of 100 Hype vehicles.

The joint venture covers two activities: the distribution of hydrogen and the development of mobility-related applications, with each stakeholder bringing its own expertise to the project.

Through this project, the partners are making concrete their commitment to clean mobility and the improvement of air quality, as well as illustrating how hydrogen mobility is a suitable solution for intensive applications such as passenger transportation. The organisation’s mission is to promote the sector’s transition towards zero emissions, with the objective of “zero emissions for taxis/VTCs (private hire cabs) by the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.”

Hype’s taxi fleet will be able rely on a wider network of refuelling stations, following the recent opening of a new location in Roissy, near Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. This joins three existing facilities in Paris region.

Toyota GB
Toyota GBhttp://toyota.co.uk
Toyota (GB) PLC is the national sales and marketing company for Toyota in the UK, and the home of a wide range of popular cars ranging from the Aygo, Yaris and Auris to the C-HR, Avensis, Land Cruiser and Hilux.
Toyota GB
Toyota (GB) PLC is the national sales and marketing company for Toyota in the UK, and the home of a wide range of popular cars ranging from the Aygo, Yaris and Auris to the C-HR, Avensis, Land Cruiser and Hilux.

More from Toyota GB

The Car Expert

More Toyota news and reviews

All-new 2020 Toyota Yaris revealed

The next-generation Toyota Yaris has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in the UK next year.

Updated Toyota C-HR gets new hybrid engine and more equipment

The Toyota C-HR has been given a revamp, adding a new hybrid drivetrain alongside a sharper exterior design and more interior equipment.

Toyota reveals rugged Corolla Trek for people with ‘active lifestyles’

ota has introduced a new variant of its Corolla Touring Sports aimed at people who need a little more off-road ability from their daily car.

Toyota GR Supra

The Toyota GR Supra has received consistently positive reviews and, based on review scores so far, appears to be the very definition of a 'four-star car'.