Transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has added a hydrogen-powered Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell model to its fleet.
Delivered to the company’s Altenrhein branch in Switzerland on 25th January (2021), the Hyundai model runs on green hydrogen and can save around 80 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
“The coronavirus pandemic has diverted attention away somewhat from the climate change challenge, yet the logistics sector is continuing its work with manufacturers to find alternative ways of powering vehicles,” said Wolfram Senger-Weiss, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss.
“With our first hydrogen truck’s arrival, Gebrüder Weiss has once again demonstrated that it also takes a leading role when it comes to sustainable solutions. Our aim is to gain experience using this technology to help us prepare for a situation where it may see wider use.”
Designed to transport around 25 tonnes of goods, the truck boasts a range of approximately 600 kilometres. Gebrüder Weiss will use the vehicle primarily for a renewable energy sector customer.
“We are proud to be among the first in the world to take receipt of these vehicles. We see the hydrogen truck as a viable alternative to other drive technologies that exist today and, given the right infrastructure, we intend to use it in Austria and southern Germany in the future,” Senger-Weiss continued.