The UK’s first public hydrogen filling station has opened in Swindon, UK today September 20th 2011.

The fuel cell station is located at car manufacturer Honda’s South Marston plant and being seen as an important step in a UK-wide scheme to make hydrogen vehicles a viable alternative to petrol-driven cars.

BBC went to Swindon to fill up the Honda FCX Clarity and speak to Professor Kevin Kendall a hydrogen and fuel cell expert from Birmingham University and Ian Piper from Forward Swindon.

Link to BBC Report

A joint press release, technical information relating to the launch event and more detailed information on the relevant hydrogen technology can be downloaded on this page.