Dutch Government Allocates €125 Million Subsidy to Promote Hydrogen Powered Transport
The Dutch government has allocated €125 million to promote the use of hydrogen-powered lorries and vans in the country. The subsidy scheme will run from 2024 to 2028 and is expected to result in the construction of 40 new hydrogen filling stations and the purchase of up to several thousand hydrogen vehicles. The grant scheme is designed to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and vehicles. Entrepreneurs will be able to apply for a grant to build a hydrogen refuelling station and purchase enough HGVs or LGVs to make the refuelling station profitable from the start. The grant will be given for both the station and the vehicles.