Hyzon affirms commitments to hydrogen mobility
While the global transition to zero-emissions transportation is still in its early days, the initiative underscores both the importance and the viability of accelerating the shift.
Hyzon Motors Inc. today (20th May) announced its execution of the ‘Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility in Utrecht’, which is organised by the Dutch province of Utrecht, aims to deploy 1,800 hydrogen vehicles and up to 10 hydrogen refilling stations by 2025.
The partnership brings together both companies at the forefront of the transition to hydrogen to stimulate the production of green hydrogen and develop regional hydrogen fuelling infrastructure. This clean fuel will power commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, on the streets of Utrecht using hydrogen fuel cells.
The province of Utrecht has already operating hydrogen fueling stations. To transition towards zero-emission mobility in the province, both partners affirm their commitment to support building 5-10 hydrogen refuelling stations; deploying 300 hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles and five coach buses; operating hydrogen-powered 1,500 lighter vehicles such as passenger cars and delivery vans; putting in operation up to two hydrogen-powered water vessels. Both partners have pledged to achieve these goals by 2025.
Craig Knight, CEO and Co-Founder of Hyzon, said, “The Utrecht 1,800 vehicle pledge connects and aligns partners along every step of the value chain: local governments, green hydrogen producers, distributors, FCEV OEMs, and customers.”
The agreement follows the establishment of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance to make zero-emissions hydrogen mobility a reality. Hyzon Motors Europe BV moved into its new hydrogen trucks production facility in the Groningen area earlier in 2021.
Last month Hyzon with Saudi’s Modern Industrial Investment Holding Group (Modern Group) and NEOM Company, agreed to develop a vehicle assembly facility in NEOM. Hyzon and Modern Group plan to establish a joint venture company- Hyzon Motors Middle East (ME)- which would focus on supplying locally-built Hyzon-branded zero-emission commercial vehicles throughout Saudi Arabia and the GCC, with an annual assembly capacity of up to 10,000 vehicles.
In a separate development, Hyzon also agreed with Raven SR LLC, a renewable fuels company, to build around 100 hydrogen production hubs, where Hyzon will take a minority interest in Raven. The hub will convert organic waste into locally-produced, renewable hydrogen for Hyzon’s zero-emission commercial vehicles.