Launched in Paris in 2015, on the occasion of COP21, in response to the public health emergency of air and noise pollution in urban areas, Hype is developing and operating the first hydrogen mobility platform integrating production, distribution and uses – with taxis as the first market.
Whether operating its own production units or working with partners, Hype is firmly committed to zero-emission mobility based on the local production and distribution of green hydrogen.
Hype works with renewable energy producers to secure its supply of green electricity, either through PPA contracts or through co-location of electrolysers on wind or photovoltaic sites.
Hype is also collaborating with partners to develop other types of green hydrogen production.
Hype ensures the development, operations and maintenance, by itself or with partners, of a network of hydrogen distribution stations meeting the needs of all users, including cars, trucks, utility vehicles, and buses.
Hype favours, when the situation allows, the construction of stations equipped with electrolysers allowing the local production of green hydrogen.
Hype’s strategy is to pioneer an immediately relevant market for hydrogen, the urban taxi, to accelerate the progression to scale and trigger the rapid and massive transition to zero-emission of on-demand transportation and other such professional uses.
Hype is developing and operating the world’s largest fleet of hydrogen-powered taxis.
Hype taxis offer the same services at the same cost as a conventional taxi.
The Hype app, which only offers zero-emission vehicles (battery electric vehicles are accepted), connects customers with drivers.
The Hype solution allows taxis drivers to transition from a combustion vehicle to a zero-emission vehicle, right away, without any impact on their business.
Hype is developing partnerships by pooling its distribution infrastructures to meet the needs of professional urban and interurban fleets.
These partnerships aim to accelerate the transition to hydrogen for a wide range of uses, including heavy goods transportation, last-mile logistics, and public services such as waste collection.
By capitalising on its speed of execution, its agility and scalable model, Hype plans to deploy 10,000 vehicles in Paris for taxi use and a network of some 20 stations supplying 1 tonne/day of locally produced green hydrogen by the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to set up in 15 other cities, in France and other countries, by the end of 2024.
Hype is an industry accelerator and catalyst, offering industrial players a platform for testing and refining their solutions under appropriate conditions. By providing these players with rapid, qualified feedback via a co-development approach, Hype’s ambition is to foster the emergence of an integrated and comprehensive French zero-emission mobility industrial offer by 2023, which can be exported internationally, including not only production and distribution but also vehicles and uses.
Hype is a socially committed company comprising men and women of varied ages and backgrounds.
Since its creation, the Hype drivers are all salaried, with permanent contracts, committed to the project’s success, and some are part of the management team.
From 2022, Hype will allow independent drivers to join its platform.