Another record number of newly opened hydrogen refuelling stations in 2021

In 2021, 142 hydrogen refuelling stations went into operation worldwide, again more than ever before. 37 new hydrogen stations were opened in Europe, 89 in Asia, and 13 in North America. This is the result of the 14th annual assessment of, an information service of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST). Meanwhile hydrogen refuelling is possible in 33 countries.

At the end of 2021, 685 hydrogen refuelling stations were in operation worldwide. Concrete plans are already in place for 252 additional refuelling station locations. Particularly noteworthy are Spain and New Zealand, both having announced concrete locations for several new stations for the first time. Hungary and Slovenia were newly added to the list of countries offering hydrogen refuelling facilities. You can now fill up with hydrogen in 33 countries.

Europe had 228 hydrogen stations at the end of last year, 101 of which are in Germany. France is still second in Europe with 41 operating stations, followed by the UK with 19, Switzerland with 12, and the Netherlands with 11 stations.

At the end of 2021, there were 363 hydrogen stations in Asia, 159 of them in Japan, and 95 in Korea. Unlike most other countries, the 105 Chinese hydrogen stations in the LBST database are used almost exclusively for the refuelling of buses or truck fleets. Korea recorded the most openings in 2021 with 36 new filling stations and is increasingly expanding the infrastructure for all fuel cell electric vehicles.

The majority of the 86 hydrogen stations in North America continues to be located in California with 60 operating stations. In 2021, 11 new filling stations went into operation there.

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03.02.2022   |  

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