- The initiative, organized by the Dutch province of Utrecht, aims to deploy 1,800 hydrogen vehicles and up to 10 hydrogen refilling stations by 2025.
- Hyzon’s European headquarters is based in The Netherlands and Hyzon Europe is manufactur-ing hydrogen trucks in the Groningen area.
- Hyzon’s participation follows the recently launched Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, which promotes international collaboration and cooperation between partners along the hydrogen value chain.
May 20, 2021, Rochester, NY: Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”), a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, today announced its execution of the Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility in Utrecht (the “Covenant”). Through its participation, Hyzon plans to leverage existing tech-nology to supply zero-emission transportation solutions specified in the initiative.
The initiative brings together partners at the forefront of the transition to hydrogen with the goal of stimu-lating production of green hydrogen and developing regional hydrogen fueling infrastructure. This clean fuel will power commercial vehicles including trucks and buses on the streets of Utrecht using hydrogen fuel cells.
The province of Utrecht is a leader in the hydrogen mobility space, with multiple hydrogen fueling sta-tions already in use and additional stations planned. Utrecht aims to cement the region’s leadership in moving towards a zero-emissions future. By signing the Covenant, the parties affirm their commitment to contributing to the realization of the following, either directly or indirectly:
- Construction of five to ten hydrogen filling stations
- Operationalizing 300 trucks and other heavy vehicles powered by hydrogen
- Placing 1,500 lighter vehicles (such as passenger cars and delivery vans) that run on hydrogen into service
- Operationalizing one to two hydrogen-powered water vessels
- Operationalizing two to five hydrogen-powered coach buses
Utrecht’s ambitions are particularly noteworthy due to the aggressive timeline: the parties have pledged to reach these goals by 2025. While the global transition to zero-emissions transportation is still in its early days, the initiative underscores both the importance and the viability of accelerating the shift. Hyzon Motors Europe BV moved into its new production facility in the Groningen area earlier in 2021 and is starting to produce and deliver hydrogen trucks to customers from that facility.
Hyzon’s participation follows the establishment of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, an international effort to advance hydrogen ecosystems. With founding members such as AXA, Bank of America, Raven SR, ReCarbon, and Total, Hyzon’s initiative aligns the supply and demand side of the sector, pooling collec-tive expertise to make zero-emissions hydrogen mobility a reality.
Craig Knight, CEO and Co-Founder of Hyzon, said:
“The Utrecht 1,800 vehicle pledge connects and aligns partners along every step of the value chain: lo-cal governments, green hydrogen producers, distributors, FCEV OEMs, and customers. Hydrogen will play a significant role in decarbonizing transport; if we focus on building out the ecosystem through col-laborations such as this and the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, we can reach our zero emissions goals that much more swiftly.”
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