Hyzon Motors will soon inaugurate its new headquarters in Australia. The renown manufacturer of zero-emissions hydrogen powered commercial vehicles, whose development plans recently involved China, Japan and New Zealand, chose Melbourne as its ‘Aussie’ home, under a new partnership agreement with the RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria).
Hyzon Motors’ hydrogen powered trucks to Australia
According to the official release, the two partners «will develop a purpose-built facility including corporate offices, showroom, assembly warehousing and workshop, expected to generate over 100 localized engineering and manufacturing jobs by 2025, with hundreds more indirect jobs expected through the supply chain». The partnership also includes a first order of hydrogen powered vehicles for RACV-owned subsidiary Nationwide Group, the first order of such vehicles for a Towing company in Australia. Hyzon Motors is expected to deliver three locally manufactured Hyzon HyMax TT7 tilt-tray trucks and one of Hyzon’s fully imported HyMax prime movers, to the Nationwide Group.
Sustainability as a mantra
«RACV is a strong supporter of the transition to a cleaner energy future. We have a purchase power agreement with Snowy Hydro which covers all our company owned sites in Victoria, are a major and fast-growing player in the Solar Installation Market via RACV Solar and have other investments in Cleaner Energy such as Chargefox, Restart EV and have installed Solar Power at all RACV Victorian Resorts», commented RACV Chief Executive Officer, Neil Taylor.
«We are focused on generating new jobs, new manufacturing and technology facilities, and a fundamentally new industry in Australia and New Zealand, that will underpin a sustainable future for the region», said Managing Director for Hyzon Motors in Australia and New Zealand, John Edgley. «With governments across Australia and New Zealand shifting their focus towards hydrogen as a cost-competitive and zero-emission fuel source, Hyzon stands ready to support and partner on key projects and initiatives».