ROCHESTER, NY, 17 February 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”) and New Zealand Hiringa Energy (“Hiringa”) is pleased to announce that the two companies have entered into a vehicle supply agreement, with Hyzon tasked with building and supplying Hiringa with a Zero Emission Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV).
The hydrogen fuel cell powered truck, to be assembled at the Hyzon facility in Winschoten, Netherlands, will produced in full compliance with local New Zealand requirements and the first batch of vehicles is expected to enter service New Zealand by the end of 2021. Hyzon plans to have up to 1,500 fuel cell trucks at the driveway New Zealand in 2026 as part of the agreement with Hiringa.
This follows Hyzon’s announcement on 9 February 2021 that has signed a merger agreement with the Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: DCRB, DCRBU, DCRBW).
The vehicle supply agreement was built based on the signing of the Heads of Agreement between the two companies in August 2020, and put Hyzon and Hiringa on an ambitious path to decarbonization New Zealand heavy transportation sector through cooperation in hydrogen infrastructure and deployment of heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).
Hyzon will leverage his team’s deep experience in developing and deploying world-class fuel cell equipment on trucks internationally, to bring zero emission transportation technology to New Zealand. Meanwhile, as part of the deal, Hiringa will do it build green hydrogen refueling network for vehicle fuel supply, to be built New Zealand as the global benchmark in fuel cell powered logistics.
Hyzon’s FCEV will be powered by green hydrogen supplied through Hiringa’s national refueling infrastructure. The network is on track to begin refueling operations by 2021, extending to eight hydrogen stations New Zealand North Island and South Islands in 2022, serving 100% of the North Island and 82% of heavy transport routes on the South Island. The Hyzon FCEV truck is designed to meet the requirements of New Zealand’s roadways and demanding heavy haul applications.
The truck will be built in a 6×4 configuration, will include a sleeper cabin option and will have a Combined Gross Mass (GCM) of 58 metric tons (64 US tons) and a range of 680 km (423 miles). In addition to the huge clean energy output benefits, one of the main highlights of the Hyzon hydrogen fuel cell powered truck is the comparable diesel refueling time, providing a “drop in” solution for freight operators to replace their diesel fleets.
Chief Executive of Hyzon Motors Craig Knight commented, “We saw New Zealand as an attractive market for our adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The hydrogen supply network designed by Hiringa is a key driver for the realization of our decarbonization strategy. This partnership aims to position New Zealand as a global leader in the adoption of zero-emission heavy vehicle technology, and we are pleased to play a major role in this transition. Deploying 1,500 fuel cell trucks by 2026 will make a major contribution to local decarbonization efforts. “
Chairman Hiringa Cathy Clennett said, “This order is a significant milestone and culmination of Hyzon and the Hiringa team. We are delighted to have heavy trucks that meet New Zealand road standards that are able to meet these needs New Zealand transportation needs arrived in the country this year. This is a key step towards reducing the carbonization of our road transportation, a growing industry that Kiwis rely on every day to supply us with essential food, products and goods. We are delighted that New Zealand’s leading brands are stepping up to participate in this exciting initiative. Consumers and companies are becoming more aware of emissions and together with Hyzon we provide viable solutions for the kiwi business. “
Executive Director of Hiringa Andrew Clennett said, “This is the next step in our strategy to launch more than 1,500 heavy FCEVs by 2026; with our partners, we lower technology costs and open up wide applications of zero emissions heavy transport for New Zealanders. “
About Hyzon Motors Inc.
Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with operations on Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, Hyzon is a leader in hydrogen mobility. Hyzon is led by a co-founder George Gu, Craig Knight and Gary Robb and is a differentiated, pure, self-contained mobility company with an exclusive focus on hydrogen in the commercial vehicle market. Utilizing proven and exclusive hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon will manufacture heavy duty zero emissions trucks and buses for customers throughout. North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is contributing to increased adoption of hydrogen vehicles through demonstrated technological advantages, leading fuel cell performance and a history of rapid innovation.
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