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Abu Dhabi to get its first hydrogen-powered taxi

The taxi will refuel at a green hydrogen pilot refuelling station located at Masdar City. (Image source: Tawasul)

Tawasul Transport has partnered with ADNOC,Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), and Al Futtaim Motors to test Abu Dhabi's first green hydrogen taxi

Abu Dhabi has announced a trial operation of this taxi, and the project is part of the emirate's goals to reduce emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Tawasul Transport, together with Al Futtaim Motors, will provide the operational data, including kilometres driven, green hydrogen consumption, operating hours and clean refuelling procedures. 

The taxi will be run by Toyota's Mirai model, which is powered by hydrogen. It will refuel at a green hydrogen pilot refuelling station, which is located at Masdar City and operated by ADNOC Distribution.  

Ghena Jbour, general manager of Tawasul Transport, said, “Embracing a green-hydrogen-powered future, not only signifies a commitment to eco-friendly transportation but also paves the way for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. As we ride the waves of innovation, our next steps involve expanding this fleet and inspiring a shift towards a more sustainable future. Tawasul envisions a world where mobility is synchronised with the environment, and these green hydrogen taxis is the first step towards achieving this bold vision.

It shows our ongoing efforts to enhance services in accordance with the highest international standards, improve operational efficiency, and expedite the adoption of sustainable, safe, reliable, and intelligent transportation solutions within the emirate of Abu Dhabi.”