Tingene går stærkt på brintområdet i New Zealand. Og nu skruer landet op for ambitionerne om at omstille den tunge transport. Et nyt samarbejde mellem Hyzon Motors Inc. og New Zealands Hiringa Energy skal accelerere både udrulningen af brintlastbiler og brintinfrastruktur.
Ifølge aftalen skal Hyzon levere 1.500 brintlastbiler inden 2026, med den første sending leveret allerede i slutningen af 2021. Lastbilerne samles i Hyzons europæiske hovedkvarter i Nederlandene. Hiringa skal stå for udbygningen af tankinfrastrukturen, og udvider netværket til otte stationer i New Zealands North og South Islands.
I forbindelse med offentliggørelsen af samarbejdet udtalte Hyzon Motors Chief Executive Officer, Craig Knight:
“We see New Zealand as an attractive market for the deployment of our hydrogen fuel cell technology. The hydrogen supply network designed by Hiringa is a key enabler 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 be playing a major role in this transition. Deploying 1,500 fuel cell trucks by 2026 is going to make a massive contribution to local decarbonization efforts.”
Bestyrelsesmedlem hos Hiringa, Cathy Clennet, deler begejstringen:
“This order is a significant milestone and the culmination of many hours of work from the Hyzon and Hiringa teams. We are very excited to have New Zealand road compliant heavy trucks capable of meeting New Zealand’s transport needs arriving in country this year. This is a key step to decarbonizing our road transport, a growing industry that Kiwis rely on everyday as it supplies us with food, products, and essential goods. We are pleased leading New Zealand brands are stepping up to participate in this exciting initiative. Consumers and companies are becoming more aware of emissions and together with Hyzon we are providing kiwi businesses with a viable solution.”
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