Wednesday, 28 July 2021

The Hydrogen Band Wagon Seems To Be Growing Almost Daily,

the photograph below from Cummins,

Air Products and Cummins jointly announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding two days ago (July 26) to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks around the world, Cummins is expected to provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as the company begins the conversion of its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products, said, “We believe hydrogen is the future for heavy duty segments of the transportation market and we can demonstrate to the world its merits by being a first-mover in transitioning our heavy-duty fleet of trucks to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, We are pleased to be working with Cummins to achieve our fleet transition goals. Sustainability is Air Products’ growth strategy and creates our growth opportunities, and nothing says more about our company’s approach to sustainability than a fleet of zero-emission vehicles on the road delivering product to customers every day.” Cummins' hydrogen fuel cell demonstration vehicle was designed for a 90-kW fuel cell and is scalable in 30 kW or 45 kW increments up to 180 kW,

also in the hydrogen news is that Hyundai XCIENTFuel Cell is up and running, the truck can be recharged from empty to totally full within 8-20 minutes per single charge, and offers a range of driving distance range around 400 km in the 4 x 2 rigid body configuration while towing an 18-ton trailer, and better news still,

the XCIENT Fuel Cell truck is coming to Europe! Hyundai Motor is shipping the first 10 units of XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland, Hyundai will roll out 50 trucks this year and total of 1,600 units by 2025, in another announcement the company will develop tractor unit with driving range of 1,000 kilometres on a single charge, the future is bright, the future is clean, the future is hydrogen!

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