The number of hydrogen fuel stations is expected to rise dramatically under a government plan to offer motorists green alternatives to diesel and petrol. The move will be part of a drive to eradicate diesel and petrol-driven vehicles by 2040. Demand for electric cars has accelerated in recent years. Some 3,500 had been registered by the end of 2013. That figure is now more than 85,000. However, the take-up of hydrogen vehicles has been much slower because of a lack of commercially produced models and of refilling stations. The Hyundai ix35 and Toyota Mirai are among the few hydrogen fuel cell cars available in the UK, though other models will hit the market this year and next. About 13 hydrogen refuelling stations will be open to motorists by the middle of this year, with extra sites in London and Aberdeen for bus fleets.
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