Arval announced a series of roadshows that will take place across the UK throughout 2019 to raise awareness of hydrogen cars.
Taking place over the whole of 2019, “The Arval Hydrogen Roadshow – Driving Innovation, Investment and A Cleaner Future” will visit five locations, starting with Swindon on April 12, before moving on to Oxford on May 17, Leeds on June 28, Birmingham on October 16 and London later in the year.
Registration for the first event, which is taking place at National Trust property Heelis, can be found here.
The focus of the roadshow will be to share Arval’s industry-leading expertise in hydrogen cars, built through its involvement in a Swindon-based project called the Hydrogen Hub, which researches the viability of fuel cell technology for a range of domestic, commercial and transport applications in real world conditions.
Paul Marchment, Senior Business Manager at Arval, who oversees the company’s hydrogen activities, explains: “Thanks to the work we’ve done with the Hydrogen Hub, we have considerable expertise in running hydrogen cars. It is our aim and passion to share this knowledge through these roadshows.
“At each location, we want to reach audiences that together can help drive positive change – for example, businesses, the public, local politicians. We want to show them hydrogen vehicles from manufacturers such as Toyota and Hyundai, and explain how the technology works. Once you know more about the technology, you are more likely to adopt and champion it.
The roadshows each run for one day, divided into a morning and afternoon session. In the morning, around 150 invited delegates will hear from hydrogen experts, fleet operators using the vehicles, and car manufacturers including Hyundai, Toyota and Riversimple. The afternoon is open to all, with the cars being the star of the show.
Arval’s parent company, BNP Paribas UK, is funding the roadshows across as part of its dual commitment to serve the UK economy and invest in UK society, particularly through championing projects that help lead to a more sustainable future.