Police Osnabrück: fuel cell is on patrol

The police in Osnabrück have put a vehicle with a fuel cell into regular use. The Hyundai Nexo should be checked for its suitability for everyday use for a year, said a spokesman for the police department. He "does not emit any emissions and therefore does not emit CO2," said a spokesman for the Osnabrück police department. Compared to an electric car, the "range is enormous and refueling is done in minutes". The local freedom from emissions is particularly useful for use in cities. So far, police cars with fuel cells that run on hydrogen have been used in Hamburg and Berlin.

The Nexo can store a total of 6.33 kg of hydrogen at 700 bar in its three tanks; Hyundai's consumption in the WLTP is 0.95 kg H2. This means that it will travel 666 kilometers in this cycle. The fueling time should be 3 to 5 minutes. The electric motor offers 120 kW and 395 Nm, the Nexo reaches a maximum of 179 km / h. In the first quarter of 2020, the Hyundai was converted from a normal car to a radio patrol car.

Officials who have already tested the patrol car are taken with the new emergency vehicle, it said in a press release.

(Image: Osnabrück Police Directorate)

"The pollution in German city centers makes it clear how important it is for the Lower Saxony police to invest in alternative drive types," said Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) about the Hyundai Nexo (test), which was also funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport. According to the Ministry of the Interior, an application for funding for the procurement of six fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen was submitted. A strategy paper on the further use of electric cars is currently being drawn up.

The project of the Osnabrück police department is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with a total of 20,460 euros as part of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.


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