Scania takes part in hydrogen project

In News, Scania1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 14, 2022

Scania has announced it is working on a project to develop an initial 20 fuel cell electric trucks with Cummins Inc, that will run on green hydrogen in the HyTrucks project.

The fuel cell electric trucks will be built on Scania’s battery electric vehicle platform and leverage Cummins’ PEM fuel cell systems and hydrogen fuelling and storage solutions. Once Cummins has added fuel cells to the trucks, the 20 trucks will be delivered to HyTrucks in 2024, a jointly created initiative project in the Netherlands run by Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The HyTrucks project will enable Scania to learn even more about how to install fuel cell systems, the operations and what customers experience.

“We have been clear that battery electric is what we see as the main track for all applications. That said, we are open to what our customers want also with regards to other solutions, like hydrogen,” said Fredrik Allard, head of e-mobility, Scania.

“It is also a great way to strengthen Scania’s collaboration with Cummins Inc even further. In some operations and geographies where battery electric vehicles are not optimal, we see fuel cell electric vehicles will be used. We keep a close dialogue with our customers on what is best both for their total operating economy and our planet.”