New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and US-based HYZON Motors Inc. have signed a Heads of
Agreement that secures access for Hiringa and its fleet partners to the supply of zero emission
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) powered by zero emission hydrogen fuel cell technology.
The heavy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will be tailored to meet the demanding and unique requirements of the New Zealand heavy freight and road transport sector and it is expected that the vehicles will enter service in New Zealand from the start of 2021.
This agreement supports Hiringa and its partners’ strategy to roll out over 1,500 FCEVs by
2026, driving the cost of the technology down and unlocking widespread adoption of zero
emission heavy transport.
Conventional electric motors have the smallest possible gap between magnet and coils (magnet and rotor). Instead, the MGM offers a large gap to transport the medium directly through the motor and thus is able to cool it at the same time from inside. This design principle bestows the MGM an exceptionally high efficiency at high speeds and will hereby optimize the efficiency of the fuel cell and significantly extend its life-time.
PowerCell Sweden AB will participate in an EU project that will develop and operate a refuse truck with fuel cells for Renova AB, western Sweden’s leading environmental enterprise within recycling and waste management. Renova’s end customer, the City of Gothenburg, wants to increase testing of fuel cell powered refuse trucks. The truck and its operation will be partly funded by the EU project REVIVE.
The vehicle has been converted from a standard truck to use hydrogen dual fuel, an approach that allows fleet managers to transition more quickly to low carbon operation.
Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has started work on projects looking to use hydrogen for power generation and automotive applications.