Hydra Energy delivers first hydrogen-converted heavy-duty truck using unique conversion technology
Hydra Energy has revealed today (Oct 20) it has become one of the first companies to deliver a hydrogen-converted heavy-duty truck to a paying fleet customer. This milestone comes after the company completed three years of successful on-road testing of its hydrogen-diesel, co-combustion injection system proving no loss in fuel efficiency, range, power, torque or payload ability. : Hydra Energy focuses on the hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck market in North America
The recipient of the first hydrogen-converted truck, Lodgewood Enterprises, a Canadian short and long-haul trucking company, will receive a further 11 semi-trucks that have been fully converted using Hydra’s technology. This will enable the use of low emission trucks to help decarbonise the Canadian transportation sector as well as the company’s operations. Arlene Gagne, President of Lodgewood Enterprises, said, “As a fleet owner, it was an easy decision to adopt Hydra’s low risk, co-combustion technology and to begin reducing emissions immediately without negatively impacting truck performance, warranty, and driver experience.
“Our converted fleet stands to reduce carbon emissions by over 800 tonnes per year helping us also attract a newer, younger generation of drivers concerned with the environment. And we’ve lowered our fuel costs in the process. “We’re proud to have one of the first hydrogen-converted trucks on the road and look forward to our continued partnership with Hydra.”
Jessica Verhagen, CEO of Hydra Energy, said, “This first truck delivery is not only a major milestone for Hydra but also for clean trucking overall and for Canada’s push for net-zero emissions by 2050. “Although heavy-duty trucking accounts for only 1.37% of vehicles on the road, it accounts for 30% of road-related emissions. “Hydrogen-fueled transportation is often talked about in the future, especially when it comes to truck fleets that can take years to turn over.
“We’ve proven with our innovative HaaS business model and practical retrofit approach for existing trucks that scalable, affordable hydrogen-powered trucking is a reality today.”
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