PBT joins hydrogen trial
Posted: 25-Nov-2021 |
PBT Express Freight Network will take a leadership position in reducing emissions generated by heavy vehicles in New Zealand by signing up for a hydrogen fuel-cell truck trial next year.
The courier and freight solutions provider will operate one of the first Hyzon hydrogen fuel cell trucks when they arrive in New Zealand from mid-2022.
The 600HP, 58-tonne GCM tractor unit which is based on a DAF CF chassis is powered by 100% green hydrogen. The only emissions are water vapour and replacing a conventional diesel truck it will remove approximately 250 tonnes of CO2 from our atmosphere every year.
“Our customers are increasingly focused on more sustainable supply chains, and we share similar values when it comes to decarbonising the transport network and delivering a better tomorrow,” says PBT’s CEO, Dave Lovegrove.
“At PBT, we’re focused on a range of initiatives from in-vehicle technology to improve fuel efficiency, to electric forklifts in our branch network, and now with this exciting new and 100% green heavy vehicle technology.”
PBT will operate the Hyzon hydrogen fuel cell truck under a Fully Maintained Operating Lease with TR Group and in association with Hiringa Refuelling and Hyzon Motors. A trial fleet of 20 trucks has been secured with the first units arriving in New Zealand in mid-2022 for performance testing, with the balance arriving towards the end of next year.