Hexagon Purus has been awarded a purchase order by Ford Trucks to deliver a complete hydrogen fuel storage system for development of an FCEV F-MAX. Indeed, as a partner in an European project called ZEFES (Zero Emission Freight EcoSystem) Ford Trucks will develop and deliver a fuel cell electric heavy-duty prototype F-MAX truck that will operate as part of a larger fleet of zero-emission trucks collecting data from real-world operations.

The F-MAX FCEV will be Ford Trucks’ first fuel cell-powered vehicle, developed and manufactured in Turkey, and will begin European Ten-T corridor demonstrations in 2025 as part of the ZEFES project goals. Ballard Power Systems and Quantron are expected to cooperate within the project that will led to the first hydrogen-powered truck developed by Ford Trucks.

Statements from Ford Trucks and Hexagon Purus

“We focus our investment, R&D and innovation efforts in line with our global electrification strategy to be a leading player in the decarbonization transformation happening in the automotive industry”, said Ford Trucks’ Vice President Emrah Duman. “We are very happy to have the support from Hexagon Purus as an experienced partner in our development plan of a fuel-cell electric heavy-duty truck as part of project ZEFES”.

“We are using our in-depth knowledge of lightweight, reliable and safe hydrogen storage technology to help Ford Trucks pave the way for fuel-cell electric long-haul heavy-duty trucking in Europe”, added Michael Kleschinski, EVP of Hexagon Purus. “We are excited to be selected by Ford Trucks to support their development plan as part of project ZEFES”.     


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