Hydrogen fuel station explodes

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Words: Nile Bijoux
13 Jun 2019

In what can only be described as awfully bad luck for Hyundai NZ’s timing of its Nexo reveal, a hydrogen refuelling station in Sandvika, Norway exploded earlier this week. The blast was so intense it reportedly set off airbags in nearby cars.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the explosion aside from two who took a hit from their airbags going off. The bang did close off busy intersections nearby. The fire service recommended a safety zone of 500 metres.

“It is probably a tank that has exploded at the hydrogen station next to the police station at Kjorbo,” the fire service told a local newspaper.

Uno-X, which operates the hydrogen station, closed its two other stations in Norway while Toyota and Hyundai both temporarily halted local FCEV sales.

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