A milestone towards the decarbonisation of the heavy-duty industry in Europe was revealed at European Hydrogen Week: a coalition statement supported by 62 signatories. OEMs, fuel cell and hydrogen technology suppliers, refuelling and hydrogen infrastructure providers, truck operators, users of road freight services and related industry associations are all highlighting the role of hydrogen technologies.
In March 2020 forty-four major companies representing the entire Hydrogen supply chain pledged their support to deliver between 5,000 and 10,000 hydrogen-powered trucks by 2025 and a minimum of 100 hydrogen refuelling stations by then.
The urgency of climate change has not changed. The companies that contributed to the March joint statement have made progress in their commitment to hydrogen, as other new companies embark on their hydrogen journey.
While hydrogen trucks and hydrogen refuelling stations are already being introduced today, signatories foresee that up to 100,000 hydrogen-powered trucks and 1,500 stations will be deployed by 2030.
The year 2030 is only part of the story, as the number of registered hydrogen-powered vehicles is expected to double every year from 2030 onwards to meet the targets of the EU’s CO2 emissions regulations.