Hydrogen trucking could be competitive with diesel by 2030 with policy support, says whitepaper

A H2Accelerate collaboration whitepaper has suggested that hydrogen-powered trucking in Europe could be competitive with diesel as early as 2030, given the right policy support.

The whitepaper stresses that the deployment of hydrogen trucking must start now, and rapidly ramp-up if Net Zero targets are to be achieved by 2050, with an onus on ensuring that the demand for hydrogen-powered trucks increases with time.

Formed by Linde, OMV, Shell, TotalEnergies, Daimler Truck, IVECO, and Volvo Group, the H2Accelerate collaboration hopes to promote the use of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of long-haul, heavy-duty trucking across Europe.

According to the collaboration, demand will be best built through a partnership seeing the private sector making major investments in R&D, production facilities, and green hydrogen infrastructure, whilst the public sector creates the conditions to stimulate the deployment of the trucks.

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