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UK's first public hydrogen fuel filling station

20 September 2011 Last updated at 09:39 BST

The UK's first public hydrogen filling station has opened in Swindon.

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.

Honda manufactures the FCX Clarity, the world's first commercially available hydrogen-powered vehicle.

Simon Jack went to Swindon to fill up the car and speak to Professor Kevin Kendall a hydrogen and fuel cell expert from Birmingham University and Ian Piper from Forward Swindon.