Schmitz Cargobull has delivered the first climate-neutral vehicle combination of M.KO box body and hydrogen-powered Hyundai motor to its customer hylane. Manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull production plant in Lithuania, the body is equipped with a multifunctional floor, two load-securing rails and a tail lift, completing the Hyundai hydrogen-powered vehicle. Schmitz Cargobull is the first certified bodybuilder for Hyundai in Germany.

Schmitz Cargobull and Hyundai: hydrogen powered combinations

“As the first hydrogen series truck to be approved in Germany, we were able to show the vehicle together with Schmitz Cargobull at the BMDV conference ‘Climate-friendly commercial vehicles’ in Berlin. There we were also allowed to present our concept for the practical use of the trucks in detail”, said Sara Schiffer, Managing Director, HyLane. “Vehicles of the type XCIENT Fuel Cell will be prepared – depending on customer requirements – for their use on the road. Refrigerated and dry freight boxes are mounted on the motor vehicle chassis in order to be able to safely transport the goods. Some of the vehicles will also be fitted with a refrigerated trailer.”

As an exclusive provider of climate-neutral mobility vehicles for rent, hylane offers competitive rates thanks to funding from the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. Customers only pay for the kilometres they actually drive.

“Solutions for sustainable freight transport are particularly important to Schmitz Cargobull. We are pleased to realise this great pilot project in such a short time and will complete a total of 17 vehicles in the next few weeks. The box bodies from Schmitz Cargobull are optimally equipped to accommodate the hydrogen tanks on the bulkhead,” added Sabine Essmann, International Key Account Manager Logistic/Food Business at Schmitz Cargobull.

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