Hyzon completes first U.S. deliveries

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 18, 2024

Hyzon Motors deployed 19 fuel cell electric vehicles across three continents in 2023 – including its first U.S. deliveries –, marking a significant year for the manufacturer.

“2023 was marked by significant progress across Hyzon,” said Hyzon CEO Parker Meeks.

“We advanced our single-stack 200kW fuel cell technology from B- to C-sample development, and paired with continued advancement of U.S. and international government investment in the hydrogen ecosystem, we expect significant achievements in 2024, including Start of Production  for our 200kW fuel cell system, delivering the first 200kW FCEVs into trial, and advancing our fuel cell vehicle product offering.”

As of December 31, 2023, Hyzon had deployed 19 vehicles under commercial agreements to customers in 2023, meeting its annual guidance of 15-20 vehicles. Of those vehicles, five were deployed in the U.S. to both drayage and large fleet customers, three in Europe, and 11 in Australia.

The North American deployments to fleet and drayage customers include the industry’s first publicly announced sale and delivery of a heavy-duty fuel cell electric truck in the U.S. Delivery to the drayage customer, operating out of the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, marks the company’s entry into the U.S. drayage market, which Hyzon expects to be a significant long-term growth driver.

Hyzon advanced the commercialisation of its single stack 200kW fuel cell system (FCS) by completing the manufacturing and factory acceptance testing, full design verification and significant durability testing of 25 200kW FCS B-samples, meeting its operational milestones for the second half of 2023.

Hyzon now begins its 200kW FCS C-sample development phase, progressing along the standard automotive product development methodology. In Hyzon’s C-sample phase, FCSs are built with production tooling to meet all technical requirements. This precedes pre-production and SOP, which is on track for the second half of 2024.