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Würth Group Tests Hydrogen Vehicles for Fleet

Würth Group Tests Hydrogen Vehicles for Fleet
July 27
12:32 2021

Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG has decided to gradually convert its vehicle fleet to alternative fuel vehicles for sustainability reasons. To obtain some first-hand experience in this field, sales representatives will test Toyota Mirai hydrogen vehicles over a test period of three months.

The special qualities of hydrogen vehicles: When transforming hydrogen into electric power, hydrogen vehicles do not create any CO2 emissions or other harmful greenhouse gases. Water is the only by-product.

“We want to test the potentials of alternative fuel engines, in order to create a more sustainable vehicle fleet. The vehicles’ mileage and practical advantages in our everyday operations will be important factors in these tests. Financial aspects do play a role as well.” Norbert Heckmann, Chairman of the Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

Infrastructure is another essential criterion: Currently, there are 126 hydrogen fueling stations in Germany that the sales reps selected for this test have easy access to.

Two vehicles were handed over to the sales reps at the company headquarters in Künzelsau-Gaisbach.

“It is great to see that our sales representatives are willing to test these models. They will act as role models for all their co-workers.” Torsten Elias, Managing Director and Head of Sales at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

Two Lexus UXE electric vehicles were also included in this test phase. The vehicles are provided by WELLERGRUPPE Holding SE & Co. KG, whose managing director, Burkhard Weller, is also a member of Würth’s Customer Advisory Board.

Changing over the company’s vehicle fleet to alternative fuel sources is just one of the measures Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG is taking to achieve its climate targets: The goal is to be carbon-neutral at all German company sites by 2024. Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG will further install photovoltaic systems to fully utilize its internal power generation potential and improve its energy efficiency, source only green energy and compensate for unavoidable CO² emissions. Web: Wü

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