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Hydrogen tow truck and supporting station developments planned for Colorado

Hydrogen tow truck and supporting station developments planned for Colorado

Plans for a new hydrogen-powered tow truck have been unveiled for Colorado – and the companies behind such innovation say it will be a first for the state.

AAA Colorado and New Day Hydrogen on Tuesday (August 31) said they have joined forces to bring hydrogen trucks and consumer vehicles to Colorado to push forward zero-emission transportation.

Under the agreement, AAA Colorado will be responsible for vehicle development and New Day Hydrogen will provide the supporting infrastructure, developing a constructing multiple hydrogen stations that will produce green hydrogen via electrolysis.

On the plans, Seth Terry, CEO of New Day Hydrogen, said, “Adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology will help Colorado reach its carbon- reduction goals, as fuel cell electric vehicles offer vehicle owners the same performance and experience as their current vehicle with no lost time to charging, and no range anxiety.”

At present, transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants in Colorado, therefore, the duo believes their developments will make a big difference in the state.

Skyler McKinley, Regional Director of Public Affairs for AAA, said, “As the organisation that popularised the automobile more than a century ago, AAA has an unmatched record of leading the charge for new transportation technology.

“In working to roll out America’s first hydrogen-powered emergency rescue fleet, we’re confident we can fundamentally change the mobility landscape yet again as we address climate change by increasing consumer choice. Long a centre of environmental innovation, Colorado’s the perfect place to start.”

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