Hyzon to supply the world heaviest hydrogen-powered truck
The trucks require high-performance vehicles for use in rugged terrain, long distances, and rigorous industrial activities.
Hyzon Motor Inc., a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles, has planned to launch 154-ton hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks in Europe, H2Bulletin reports.
The zero-emissions truck is considered the industry’s heaviest and is expected to provide 480 kW of power.
Hyzon will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply the truck, used in construction operations, to a European heavy lift, transport and rigging group. The new truck is expected to build on the company existing highest-density fuel cell technology.
Craig Knight, Hyzon CEO, said, “This technological development will demonstrate that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can replace diesel for even the most heavy-duty needs.”
It is expected that there would be more demand for such trucks from current and potential customers in Europe and Australia in the mining and other heavy industry sectors.
The truck agreement comes as Hyzon readies for a public listing on Nasdaq via a business combination with Decarbonisation Plus Acquisition Corporation (DCRB).
Stockholders to attend a special meeting of DCRB to approve the pending Business Combination with Hyzon Motors Inc. The Special Meeting is scheduled to be held virtually on 15th July 2021.
Recently, Hyzon transport coaches completed a 15,000-kilometer durability road test in harsh conditions. Fortescue Metals Group, one of the world’s largest iron-ore producers, has contracted Hyzon for up to 10 custom-built coaches in the Christmas Creek mining hub, where summer temperatures commonly exceed 110 degrees.