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Hydrogen Station and Fuel Cell Vehicles Launched in Singapore
NGV Network (20 July 2004)

The first of 6 Fuel-cell vehicles hit the road in Singapore this week, timed to coincide with the launch of Singapore's first hydrogen refuelling station. The station, believed to be the world's first hydrogen/petrol station, built and operated by BP, was launched by Singapore's Environment Minister, Mr Lim Swee Say.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class F-Cell vehicle, also launched by Mr Lim, will be joined by 5 others to be trialled in various government and private organisations over the next two years. The trials are part of a worldwide trial of up to 60 vehicles with Singapore chosen to test the vehicles in a tropical environment.

The trial will probably make the vehicles the most expensive to run on Singapore's roads, with a cost of S$50 (US$30) per fill and each fill only able to drive the vehicle around 160kms (100 miles). The actual cost of the vehicles was not disclosed but it is believed the fuel cells alone cost upwards of $200,000 to make.


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