GCN to launch hydrogen trucks; Hyzon and TC Energy to develop hydrogen hubs

GCN has developed its own proprietary hydrogen fuel-cell technology with batteries to be sourced externally.

Giga Carbon Neutrality (GCN) has unveiled a range of zero-emission commercial vehicles, including hydrogen, set to be launched by 2023.

The company will launch 21 different battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles by the end of 2023, including a tractor unit, buses and last-mile logistics vehicles. The company’s prototype hydrogen-fuelled tractor unit is currently undergoing advanced road and usability trials in China. GCN designs its vehicles at its R&D centre in Hangzhou, China.

Its hydrogen tractor is a 44-tonne hydrogen fuel-cell truck with a top speed of 90 kph and 580 km range before refuelling. A prototype of this vehicle is already on the road in China.

The GCN City Bus is a 12-metre transit bus for urban public transport. Capable of carrying up to 95 passengers, GCN’s city bus has a 350 km range on a battery-electric power train and features a monocoque body and collision protection structure offering improved safety for the driver and passengers. This vehicle is designed to meet European Union approved standards for use in its 27 member states.

Meanwhile, Hyzon Motors Inc. and TC Energy Corporation have agreed to develop, construct, operate, and own hydrogen production facilities (hubs) across North America. Both companies will evaluate sites across states and provinces to build hydrogen production facilities with the goal of hydrogen delivery to fuel heavy-duty vehicles. The hubs will be prioritised near existing and potential customer demand with a plan to produce about 20 tonnes/day hydrogen per hub. TC Energy will operate the hubs, supply the power and gas, and provide asset development, management services, and power and gas sales marketing.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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