Hydrogen car manufacturer H2X Global has dived into the Scandinavian market after signing an agreement with Swedish municipal waste company Renova.
H2X will be providing the city of Gothenburg with hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks and light vehicles.
Hopefully leading to H2X developing and producing vehicles for the wider Scandinavian transport industry in the future.
“It’s a really good deal; it provides us with a starting point to build a couple of vehicles for their garbage facilities, but it also introduces us to a lot of different activities that we’ll do with them,” founding team leader and CEO Brendan Norman said.
“They’ve got quite a large fleet of vehicles behind them, and there are more than 500 vehicles, so it’s a matter of us doing the job properly and making the right sort of relationship with them, so we can then go ahead and invest in growing that business very strongly.”
Five commercial vehicles from the H2X range will kick off the agreement with Renova, including an 18-tonne back loader truck, a 28-tonne demountable truck and three 3.5-tonne tail-lift vehicles.
“The growing interest in hydrogen fuel cell technology in Europe has accelerated as the need to find alternatives to natural gas and oil increase with tensions in Europe’s north,” H2X chief design officer Chris Reitz said.
“We know that all of Europe is watching how Sweden and its neighbours adopt renewables, and we are very grateful to be included in the planning at this early stage.
“Our unique competence combining both a scalable hydrogen powertrain solution with internal Automotive knowledge enables us to tailor hydrogen-powered vehicles to the needs and specifications of our customers.”