On Wednesday, 1 April, a 27-tonne hydrogen fuel cell rigid truck built by VDL started its first demonstration with BREYTNER as part of the EU-funded H2-Share project in Schelluinen, the Netherlands. Wystrach GmbH built a low-energy mobile hydrogen refueller to accompany the truck on its demonstration sites.
This hydrogen truck is unique in the Benelux. It is the first time that a truck will be demonstrated in a setting like this, certainly in combination with a mobile refuelling station. The launch of this demonstration is a giant leap forward in the development of the zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle industry in Northwest Europe and to gain practical experience with fuel cell trucks.
The start of operations of the H2Share fuel cell truck brings us closer to the deployment of VDL’s H2Haul, which is the next-generation fuel cell truck built by VDL.