Supporting action to prepare large-scale hydrogen vehicle demonstration in Europe
NextHyLights is a Supporting Action of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to prepare large-scale hydrogen vehicle demonstration in Europe. In parallel to already existing demonstration projects (Lighthouse Projects) NextHyLights is assisting the FCH JU to prepare the next consequent step, the planning and preparation of further large-scale demonstration projects for next-generation hydrogen vehicle fleets at additional demo sites across Europe.
NextHyLights is working in close cooperation with and under the supervision of FCH JU to develop a strategy (consolidated work and roll-out plans) on how to bridge the gap between today's hydrogen demonstration projects and the start of market introduction.
The approach to develop the consolidated plans requires a parallel preparation of detailed work plans for the vehicle segments ‘hydrogen passenger cars’, ‘hydrogen buses’ and ‘other hydrogen vehicles’. In the case of the buses segment a roll-out plan will be developed in addition, covering the early commercialisation phase. The vehicle segment specific work plans will cover the time span including the next large-scale demonstration projects. The roll-out plan for the buses covers also the phase towards market introduction.
NextHyLights directly contributes to the FCH JU activities regarding the preparation of the next calls and is able to react flexibly on its requirements. It uses the Multi Annual Implementation Plan (MAIP) as the basis and helps to detail it towards the coming Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) taking the ambitions and opportunities of all stakeholders into account.