Hyzon Motors will deliver Australia’s first hydrogen-powered trucks to Coregas, a Wesfarmers company, after entering into a vehicle supply agreement.
The agreement will see Hyzon deliver two of Hyzon Motors’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered prime mover trucks, to be delivered in 2022.
The vehicles are expected to be the first hydrogen-powered heavy trucks operating in Australia, deployed at Coregas’ hydrogen production facility in New South Wales.
The prime movers will be immediately deployed upon arrival from Hyzon’s manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, replacing Coregas’ existing diesel fleet and transporting speciality gases, including hydrogen, to Coregas customers in Sydney and wider New South Wales.
Decarbonisation opportunities will be immediate with the project expected to deliver emissions reductions of 50% in comparison with trucks currently in use.
Coregas is in the process of developing Australia’s first commercial vehicle hydrogen refuelling station at its Port Kembla facility to support both the Hyzon hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and the refuelling of trucks and buses operators by third parties.
Hyzon and Coregas are actively pursuing the opportunity to scale up hydrogen-powered trucking. The parties are actively engaging with companies operating in and around the port on the opportunity to transition to hydrogen and decarbonise the heavy vehicle fleet. Currently, around 7000 trucks travel between the region and Sydney each day.
“Hyzon is proud to partner with Coregas in our shared effort to decarbonize Australia’s heavy trucking industry,” said Craig Knight, CEO and co-founder of Hyzon.
“This partnership reflects two truths about the energy transition: first, that the technology is ready to be deployed now; second, that collaborative efforts are integral in accelerating this shift,” he said.
“We are excited to work with Coregas to introduce hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks to Australia.”