First Hydrogen To Host Inaugural Track Event

October 16, 2023

Vancouver, B.C., October 16, 2023 Vancouver, British Columbia – First Hydrogen Corp. (“FIRST  HYDROGEN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT) is pleased to announce it  will be hosting its first ever track day for major UK fleet managers to showcase its unique hydrogen fuel cell  vehicles (FCEV). The event will provide an exclusive opportunity to test drive the Company’s hydrogen-fuel  cell powered light commercial vehicles (FCEVs) on the track at HORIBA MIRA, UK. 

Taking place at the end of October, First Hydrogen is set to welcome members from some 20 UK fleet  operators that collectively own and manage more than a quarter of a million fleet vehicles. All attendees will  have hands-on access to the first-of-their-kind 3.5-tonne FCEV and the chance to drive them. Complete with  technical presentations and a vehicle walkaround to showcase the under-the-hood technology, the day will  also provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the practicalities of introducing the FCEVs into their  own zero-emission fleets. 

The vehicles have already undergone road trials with fleet management company Rivus and energy company  SSE and are currently undertaking operations with major parcel delivery companies. First Hydrogen has  already created an appetite for the vehicles with more than 15 major fleet operators who are on the waiting list  to trial the vehicles in their own fleets. The track event enables First Hydrogen to demonstrate the vehicles’  capabilities to multiple organizations in one day. This includes showcasing their impressive range of more  than 630km (400 miles) on a single refuelling, ease of driving and, thanks to efficient powertrain technology,  the ability to carry large payloads without compromising on the range in any weather conditions. 

In anticipation of its popularity, the invitation-only event targets major UK LCV fleet operators including  members of the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC). The AHFC is a partnership of leading  UK hydrogen industry and mobility companies which is led by Element Energy with input from global  industrial members of UK H2Mobility. AHFC works with large fleet operators and the government to  accelerate the commercial roll-out of FCEVs and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure to decarbonize high 

mileage and heavy-duty van and truck fleets. Allied Market Research reported the global light commercial  vehicle market is projected to reach US$786.5 billion by 2030 and First Hydrogen’s vehicles will help the  sector meet its zero emission targets. 

Steve Gill, CEO for First Hydrogen Automotive, says: “We have been bowled over by the interest we’ve  received from fleet operators in trialling our vehicles, with more than 15 companies on the waiting list. The  race is on for fleets to meet emissions targets and this event gives these fleet managers the opportunity to get  behind the wheel and understand the range, use cases and benefits of FCEVs compared to other alternative  fuel vehicles. Our aim is for attending fleet managers and operational specialists to leave with a clearer view  on the capabilities of First Hydrogen our hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which will inform decision making on  the purchase of zero emissions fleets.

“If we see sustained interest from prospective customers, there is potential for us to use this format as a  template for a series of similar track events in the future, with the ambition for us to take the vehicles into  Europe and North America.” 

About First Hydrogen Corp. (

First Hydrogen Corp. is a Vancouver and London UK-based company focused on zero-emission vehicles,  green hydrogen production and distribution and supercritical carbon dioxide extractor systems. The Company  has designed and built hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered light commercial demonstrator vehicles (“LCV”) under  two agreements with AVL Powertrain and Ballard Power Systems Inc. The LCV has a range of 630+  kilometres. These vehicles are being trialled with an initial 16 fleet operators in the United Kingdom. At the  same time, the company has launched its bespoke vehicle design phase which will develop its fleet of  proprietary zero-emission vehicles. First Hydrogen is also developing refueling capability working with FEV  Consulting GmbH, the automotive consultancy of FEV Group of Aachen Germany. The Company is also  pursuing opportunities in green hydrogen production and distribution in the UK, EU and North America.  

On behalf of the Board of Directors of 

“Balraj Mann”
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


North America
Balraj Mann, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of First Hydrogen as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. Readers should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. First Hydrogen undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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