Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Green Hydrogen Seen Fueling Heavy Trucks, Buses by 2030

The Nikola Two. (Nikola Motor Co.) The Nikola Two is one of a handful of prototype hydrogen-powered long haul trucks currently in development. (Nikola Motor Company)

Long heralded as the clean energy fuel of the future that will play a key role in decarbonization, attractive hydrogen prices could finally be in sight.

Krystal Chia | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment

Advocates Seek Funding for California Hydrogen Infrastructure

California Gov. Gavin Newsom California Gov. Gavin Newsome (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, executives of 25 multinational companies — including cellcentric, Cummins and Nikola Motor Co. — called for major new investments in hydrogen infrastructure in California.

May 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nel Launches Modular On-Site Hydrogen Generators

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyzer announced it launched the MC250 and MC500 containerized Proton PEM electrolyzers, its modular on-site hydrogen generators.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

BayoTech Receives More Equity Investment

BayoTech Inc., a developer of on-site hydrogen production systems, announced it received an equity investment of up to $157 million.

January 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Loses Electric Truck Order From Republic Services

Signage is displayed outside Nikola Corp. headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. Nikola Corp. headquarters in Phoenix. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

Nikola Corp. lost an order to supply sanitation heavyweight Republic Services Inc. with 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks, the latest setback for the troubled startup.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 23, 2020
Business, Technology

Nikola CEO Mark Russell Forges New Path

The Nikola Two. (Nikola Motor Co.) The Nikola Two. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Since taking the wheel at Nikola Corp. in September, Mark Russell has been adamant the electric-truck startup doesn’t need a deal with General Motors Co. to survive. Now he has to prove it.

Ed Ludlow and David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

China Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen, Defying Skeptics Like Elon Musk

An attendant fills a truck with compressed hydrogen at a filling station in Shanghai. An attendant fills a truck with compressed hydrogen at a filling station in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China, the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles, isn’t so quick to dismiss the alternative to batteries. Officials are promoting the development of hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and buses, with Beijing offering to reward cities that achieve adoption targets.

November 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Considerations for Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth Several Kenworth tractors with Toyota hydrogen-electric powertrains that are being deployed in drayage operations around the Port of Los Angeles. (John Baxter)

Hydrogen will likely end up as the dominant fuel for longhaul trucks one or more decades from now, according to experts at familiar component suppliers and truck manufacturers. Nikola Motor Co. agrees, as one of the first entrants into this arena, with a whole new vehicle architecture.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

$3 Billion Planned for Next-Generation Hydrogen Power Plants

A hydrogen pumping station in Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Three power plants planned in New York, Virginia and Ohio will test whether hydrogen can one day replace natural gas in electric generation.

Naureen S. Malik | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Commercial Trucks Pick Up Speed on Road to Sustainability

Nikola tractor The Nikola Two fuel-cell powered big rig hauler, set for production in 2023. (Nikola)

Commercial trucking is making progress with sustainability, but obstacles and unknowns remain, according to a coalition of industry groups.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020