Hydrogen proponents have long stated that H2 will be required for long-distance, heavy-duty road freight, but a new report says it has identified two other use cases where hydrogen trucks would have advantages over battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The pro-hydrogen trucking group H2Accelerate — a collaboration between oil giants Shell and TotalEnergies, truck makers Daimler, Volvo and Iveco, refiner OMV and industrial gases firm Linde — consulted with more than 10 logistics operators and end-users, including Amazon and DHL, and wrote up its findings in a new “whitepaper”, Understanding and Meeting Customer Expectations for Hydrogen Trucking. “While logistics operators are aligned with the H2Accelerate view that hydrogen trucking will be required for long-haul, heavy-duty applications due to the operational flexibility it offers, further use cases where hydrogen offers operations advantages over BEVs have been identified,” the eight-page document states. “These include trucks operating in areas with significant grid constraints which will present challenges for BEV charging, and for use cases where vehicles are double shifted, requiring fast refuelling.”Read full article here.
Feb 07 2023