20 Hydrogen Solaris buses for Zuid-Holland

| The Netherlands | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen busA contract for the delivery of 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses was signed by representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and the operator Connexxion providing transport services for South Holland province. Twenty hydrogen Solaris buses will be delivered to that destination by the end of 2021. Read more »

Volvo and Daimler Plan JV to Develop Sustainable Transportation

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: AB Volvo

The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications.
Volvo-Daimler JV Notice

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Read more »

Norway’s ASKO Selects Scania Fuel Cell Trucks

| Norway: Trondheim | Source: Scania

Scania G 350 FCEV truck for ASKOASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and a part of NorgesGruppen, and Swedish truck manufacturer Scania have celebrated the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway. Read more »

Ballard Power Systems Buys B.C.’s First Fleet of FCEVs

| Canada: Burnaby BC | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Purchases Toyota MiraisBallard Power Systems, a global fuel cell pioneer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries set for immediate handover. Read more »

Cummins To Acquire Canadian Fuel Cell Systems Provider Hydrogenics

| USA: Columbus IN and Canada: Mississauga ON | Source: Cummins Inc.
Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company. In October 2018, Cummins joined with other industry partners to research how hydrogen fuel cells can power commercial vehicle applications, recognizing that this technology is likely to play a role in the broad portfolio of power solutions Cummins will provide to its customers in the future. Read more »

Hydrogen Station for Bus Fleet Inaugurated in Northern France

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy Energy SA

McPhy SMTAG Station hydrogen bus Jun2019In the presence of the project’s partners on Friday June 21 in Houdain, the Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is being equipped with technologies supplied by McPhy Energy SA, a global specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment. Read more »

First Hydrogen Station Underway for France’s Zero Emission Valley

| France: Paris | Source: ENGIE
Chambery First H2 Station

(Image: FuelCellWorks)

The Auvergne Rhône Alpes (AuRA) regional Council has together with other French participants has set about deploying the largest renewable hydrogen mobility project in France, called Zero Emission Valley (ZEV). The first stone of the first hydrogen station, installed in Chambéry by ENGIE Cofely, has just been laid and opening is planned for November this year. Read more »

Ballard Unveils 8th-Gen Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard fuel cell moduleBallard Power Systems unveiled the Company’s 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden, this week. The company says this 8th-gen module is the culmination of product development and field experience based on almost 14 million kilometers (9 million miles) of vehicle operation. Read more »

Hydrogen Players Commit to Affordable Fuel Cell Public Transportation

| Denmark: Copenhagen | Source: H2Bus Consortium

H2Bus image A collaborative commitment to enabling commercially competitive hydrogen-fuelled public transportation is aimed at stimulating Europe’s fuel cell vehicle market while addressing transport-related emission targets. Joining forces to create H2Bus Consortium are Everfuel (Denmark), Wrightbus (Ireland), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Hexagon Composites (Norway), Nel Hydrogen (Norway) and Ryse Hydrogen (UK), leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »