Business, Technology, Fuel

Deployment of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Trucks Will Require Fueling Networks, Clear Business Cases

Hyundai Hyundai’s H2 Xcient fuel cell trucks will haul freight in Switzerland. (Hyundai)

A hydrogen-powered commercial truck built by Hyundai was set to begin hauling groceries in Switzerland in April, representing the first of 1,600 fuel cell electric trucks that the manufacturer plans to put on highways in the Alpine nation by 2025.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 24, 2020
Business, Fuel

Future Is Now for Hydrogen as Fuel Source, IEA Says

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, finally may be on the verge of converting its potential to reality.

Dan Murtaugh | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2019
Government, Technology

Bosch, Powercell Partner to Bring Fuel Cells to Trucks, Cars

Bosch diesel engine factory The Bosch diesel engine factor in Stuttgart, Germany. The automotive supplier says it is partnering with Powercell Sweden AB to make the polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cell ready for production in commercial trucks and cars. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg)

Automotive supplier Bosch announced it formed an alliance with Powercell Sweden AB, the Swedish manufacturer of fuel cell stacks.

April 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Moves Closer to Marketing Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola's Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton spoke with TT in an exclusive interview Jan. 8 during CES. (Nikola Motor Co.)

LAS VEGAS — Nikola Motor Co. founder and CEO Trevor Milton said two key customers — private fleet Anheuser-Busch Cos. and truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises — will begin fleet tests of Nikola’s zero-emisssions hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks by the end of the year, as the first shoots of the necessary fueling infrastructure are emerging in Phoenix.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 16, 2019
Government, Technology, Fuel

European Nations Plan to Use More Hydrogen for Energy Needs

Hydrogen-fueled train in Germany A fuel cell train powered by hydrogen arrives in Bremervoerde, Germany. It is one of two trains that will go into regular service in 2019. (Philipp Schulze/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent’s carbon emissions.

Frank Jordans | Associated Press
September 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota Introduces Version 2.0 of Zero-Emissions Class 8 Electric Truck

Toyota electric truck Toyota

Toyota’s new zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 electric truck is a leap forward to creating a completely environmentally friendly vehicle that lowers air pollution especially around the nation’s ports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Agility Develops Storage Systems for Hydrogen-Fuel Trucks

Hydrogen fuel Hydrogen fuel by Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Agility Fuel Solutions announced the availability and ongoing development of large-capacity ProCab H hydrogen storage systems for commercial trucks.

May 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Toyota Plans Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plant at Long Beach

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. is building the first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The facility will use biowaste from California’s farms to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Warehouse Forklifts Finally Give Hydrogen Power a Reason to Be

Hydrogen Powered Forklifts Plug Power Inc.

His tiny company, Plug Power Inc., makes hydrogen fuel cells, and for years he struggled to find customers. No longer. In April, Amazon.com Inc. agreed to try out the technology in forklift fleets at 10 of its warehouses.

Joe Ryan and Chris Martin | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Calif. Approves Plan for Trucks to be Electric Powered by 2050

California environmental regulators have approved an update to the state’s long-term greenhouse-gas emissions plan that calls on the trucking industry to transition from diesel to mostly electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2050.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2014