Hydrogen projects

Lidl – Logistics platform

Off-road mobility

Carquefou, Loire-Atlantique, Atlantic France

Project start date : 2021

Project owner(s)

Use of hydrogen for the fleet of handling vehicles at an intensive logistics platform (98 vehicles, i.e. 80% of the fleet). A supply of green hydrogen, which is a first in Europe thanks to local production. Distribution thanks to 3 refuelling stations installed inside the warehouse and a hydrogen compression and storage station located outside the platform.

This provides Lidl with a local energy solution that combines environmental benefits with logistical performance:

  • Extremely short charging time (2 to 3 minutes)
  • High availability of hydrogen vehicles
  • Significant amount of space saved (no dedicated charging area on site)
  • Performance maintained throughout the life of the vehicles

Progress of the project

  1. Prototyping phase (feasibility, design)
  2. Industrialization phase
  3. Series production/operation phase

Project partners