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Hyzon unveils new programme to convert diesel trucks to hydrogen fuel cell
© Hyzon Motors
Hyzon unveils new programme to convert diesel trucks to hydrogen fuel cell
© Hyzon Motors

Hyzon unveils new programme to convert diesel trucks to hydrogen fuel cell

Using a new Repower programme, Hyzon Motors is aiming to convert used diesel trucks and existing fleets to hydrogen fuel cell electric in order to support climate reduction targets.

The mobility sector is a crucial segment of the market that needs a drastic reduction in carbon emissions in order to reach Net Zero climate targets in the near future.

Hyzon’s announcement on Tuesday (May 10) provides a systematic approach in turning heavy polluting vehicles into zero-emission variants that could create a domino effect.

The programme aims to allow customers to exchange their used diesel truck chassis for conversion to fuel cell electric operation.

After removing diesel components, these used trucks will be upfitted with the company’s proprietary fuel cell system, electric drivetrain, and hydrogen storage system through collaboration with Fontaine Modification.

In doing so, this could drastically reduce the amount of time required to put hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road – and at a competitive price.

Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors, said, “The Repower program is a natural solution for our current situation: customers are seeking to urgently reduce emissions, but current supply chain constraints make it very challenging to meet demand.

“Thanks to the in-house production of our proprietary fuel cells, Hyzon’s Repower program can deliver zero-emissions vehicles to customers sooner, with lower cost, and less waste.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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