H2X Global secures second contract from Renova AB for hydrogen fuel cell trucks

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 26, 2023

H2X Global has been chosen as supplier of FCEV significant fleet-wide contract worth up to 240 million SEK, by Renova AB for the purchase of hydrogen fuel-powered commercial trucks for the city of Gothenburg.

Upon completion, this contract will establish the largest fleet of its kind in Sweden.

The award, received by H2X Global’s subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB, comes from a second public tender released in December 2022. H2X Global has successfully secured vehicles in 12 out of the 13 categories specified in the tender, covering both 18- and 26-tonne vehicle classes.

The hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks are designed to meet a range of truck configurations required by Renova, including tail lift dumpers, garbage compactors, hook lifts, and crane loaders. The vehicles offer the same range and load capacity as traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles while delivering zero emissions.

Renova AB, the city’s waste management operator owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden, will be responsible for operating these vehicles. The development and operation of the vehicles are planned to take place over the next three years.

Furthermore, the introduction of these vehicles will drive demand for the hydrogen refuelling station commissioned by Hynion, among others. The station, set to open near Renova by Q1 2024, will support Gothenburg City and Renova AB in their commitment to transition their fleet to zero emissions.

“The award from Renova AB and the City of Gothenburg is a testament to H2X Global’s outstanding products and service to its clients in the transition towards zero-emissions,” said Bill Moss, H2X’s head of sales & marketing.

“This recognition acknowledges H2X Global’s leadership among other OEMs in achieving the goal of decarbonizing the commercial transportation and waste sectors.”

Peter Westh, H2X’s Head of Northern Europe added, “The new range of vehicles offered by H2X has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of the Scandinavian and European markets for zero-emission commercial vehicles.

“This aligns with the latest directives in Sweden for energy transition and complements European projects focused on carbon-free mobility solutions.”