Fleet operators invited to trial hydrogen-electric HGV

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) is inviting fleet operators to register expressions of interest in trialling its hydrogen-electric Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) prior to purchasing.

Supported trials are set to commence in Q4 2025 once the exhaustive pre-production prototyping phase is completed and the HGVs are ready to enter volume production in the UK.

Fleet operators will be offered extensive trial periods to test the hydrogen-electric HGV tractor unit, putting it through its paces and evaluating how the zero-emission vehicle will perform within their fleets.

Jawad Khursheed, CEO of HVS said: “In response to the huge levels of interest we have received from fleet operators we are inviting them to register expressions of interest in trialling our Hydrogen Goods Vehicle on the HVS website [https://www.hvs.co.uk/contact]. 

“We understand the challenges of introducing disruptive technology such as zero-emission trucks to the logistics sector, so we will be offering extensive trials to fleet operators so they can thoroughly evaluate the technology and understand how it will perform within their fleets before they purchase our vehicles, which will help them achieve their environmental targets.

”Hydrogen is the perfect fuel for the haulage industry, offering long range and quick refuelling thanks to stations being easily integrated into existing key transport networks, and we’re keen to help prospective customers learn all about this exciting technology.”

HVS revealed its 40-tonne HGV technology demonstrator complete with game-changing hydrogen-electric powertrain in April, with the demonstrator also on show at the ITT HUb event in Farnborough this week. 

Founded in 2017, in Glasgow, HVS focuses on the ground-up design and development of zero-emission hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles. The company comprises industry specialists, with experience in the automotive, energy, hydrogen technology, power electronics, sustainability and environmental management fields. 

The government has set targets to curtail sales of all non-zero emission 3.5 -26t HGVs set to come into play by 2035 or earlier and all sales of new non-zero emission HGVs by 2040.

Image courtesy of Hydrogen Vehicle Systems.

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