H2X Global to supply hydrogen fuel cell trucks to Sweden

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle developer H2X Global has been awarded a contract of up to £98 million (70 million SEK) by Renova AB for the purchase of hydrogen fuel-powered commercial trucks for use in Gothenburg, Sweden. H2X Global subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB won a public tender released in Q3 of 2022 for the supply of five vehicle classes in the 3.5T, 5.0T, and 18T categories. The evaluation process focused on the delivery of zero-emission vehicles and the need for seamless integration with Renova AB aftersales service requirements.

The 3.5T & 5.0T trucks have been designed to provide operators with a range of up to 500 km (310 miles) and a load capacity of between 800 – 2,000 kg, depending on the vehicle and specifications.

H2X Global Limited Chief Technical Officer Ian Thompson said: “From its creation, the vehicles have been designed to integrate the latest hydrogen fuel cell technology, keeping the client’s input and needs as a priority for a tailored approach. “This direction is what underpins the H2X’s team in the development of a range of commercial vehicles adaptable for multiple applications without major technical constraints.” The vehicles are to be operated through the Goteborgs Stad waste management operator Renova AB, owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden.

It is planned that all vehicles are fully operational by 2025, with the first truck being delivered to Renova AB at the beginning of December 2023. This success positions H2X Gothenburg AB as the first Swedish manufacturer of hydrogen commercial vehicles. H2X Global head of northern Europe Peter Westh said: “The new range of vehicles offered today by H2X Global has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of the Scandinavian and European market in zero-emission commercial vehicles following the latest directives in Sweden for the needed energy transition together with European projects related to carbon-free mobility solutions.”

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