Hyzon Motors sold 18 fuel cell trucks to Hylane GmbH, subsidiary of major German motor insurance provider DEVK Versicherung. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2022. The agreement was announced during a press conference held today, April 11. Under Hylane’s sustainable mobility model, fleet owners can deploy Hyzon vehicles in their operations through a rental agreement with Hylane. Further, it is expected that customers will only pay for the miles actually driven; Hylane plans to cover maintenance or downtime costs. Through this pay-per-use approach, Hylane expects to minimize the risk for customers while accelerating the rate at which zero-emission vehicles replace diesel.
Hyzon Motors: fuel cell trucks headed to Germany
Germany is expected to be one of the major global markets for zero emission commercial vehicle technologies in the coming years. The engine room of EU economic activity, Germany recently announced support for a total ban on sales of combustion engine cars from 2035, and there are already significant domestic incentives in place to transition heavy vehicles off diesel.
To support its exclusive focus on climate-friendly transport solutions, Hylane is aligning key elements within the value chain, including energy producers, refuelling infrastructure providers, and government subsidy programs.
Hyzon CEO Craig Knight: «experience first-hand the vehicle performance»
«Hyzon’s singular mission is to decarbonize transport through zero-emission, hydrogen-powered vehicles», said Craig Knight, Hyzon CEO and co-founder. «Through Hylane’s sustainable mobility program, customers across Germany can experience first-hand the vehicle performance, driver satisfaction, and emissions reductions of Hyzon’s fuel cell electric trucks».
«Hyzon recognizes that, as with any new technology, customers need the chance to utilize our fuel cell electric vehicle in their regular operations», Mr Knight added. «From past experience, we are confident that once fleet owners have experienced our vehicles, they will be motivated to hasten their transition to zero-emissions. Having a strong partner in the German market has the opportunity to fuel significant long-term growth for Hyzon».