Houston-based startup company HydrogeNXT is proposing a next generation hydrogen fueling station plus smartphone app that will work together efficiently to fuel up any fuel cell car.
According to the press release, “HydrogeNXT‘s fueling solution relies on a patented, app-based reservation system that allows hydrogen customers to locate nearby stations, see how much fuel is available, reserve any amount they desire, obtain directions to the station, then complete the transaction all on their smartphone or infotainment system. HydrogeNXT‘s unique reservation system will give tomorrow’s drivers the confidence that fuel they need is reserved and waiting.
“Another key to HydrogeNXT‘s solution is its radical new design, allowing the station to be extremely cost effective. HydrogeNXT‘s hardware is small, estimated to cost about 100 times less than conventional hydrogen stations, with a base mode that holds just enough fuel for about five vehicles while servicing up to 15 to 20 in a day. Its patented, modular design also makesHydrogeNXT‘s station simple and inexpensive to scale up as the hydrogen economy grows. And with 10 distinct revenue streams built into the system, selling hydrogen isn’t the only way owners will see a return on their investment.”
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case HydrogeNXT has an informative cartoon that shows how a lady with a smartphone and cool App can find a nearby H2 fueling station, reserve gas, use her smartphone to communicate with the pump and even pay for the fuel using her phone. That App deserves applause.