Starting your small FCEV fleet: Affordable, scalable hydrogen fuelling

Now is the time for public and private companies to put their stakes in the ground toward a commitment to hydrogen-fuelled, zero-emissions mobility solutions. The commercialisation of fuel cell technologies continues to ramp up due to the convergence of government infrastructure projects as a key component of rebuilding in a post-Covid world, while consumers and industries alike change their buying behaviours to lessen their climate impact.

Amidst a purpose-driven shift towards FCEVs and EVs, forward-thinking companies around the globe are incorporating green transportation systems into their everyday operations to meet environmental, social, and regulatory targets.

In a recent survey by Samsara, a fleet and IoT company, 90% of fleet managers agree that EVs are the ‘inevitable future of commercial fleets’. Companies looking to differentiate and create brand awareness recognise FCEVs as an investment with clear ROI that helps meet sustainability efforts, while providing high visibility brand-building opportunities. For example, this year, DHL is deploying 100 of its hydrogen panel vans in Germany as part of a phased roll-out designed to differentiate their company as, “not only the fastest and most reliable provider on the market but the most climate-friendly.”

It is not just global companies committing to sustainability programmes in the form of FCEVs. Small companies are conducting feasibility studies on employing hydrogen and/or battery-powered vehicles to protect the environment and their bottom line. Companies such as Haskel are adopting FCEVs in smaller pilot programmes to be used alongside hydrogen refuelling station demo units and to conduct regional business travel.

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