New Delhi: A Kiwi company Hiringa and Hyzon Motors – US manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells signed agreement, providing under which Hiringa’s hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles (HPEVs) will start hauling freight as early as 2022.
CEO of Hiringa Andrew Clennett said “New Zealand is set to be one of the first countries in the world to be able to offer a zero-emission national supply chain,”
“To be developing this fully integrated solution in New Zealand is an excellent example of the joint leadership being shown by the transport and hydrogen industries in this country.” Andrew Clennett added
Over this innovation, co-founder of Hyzon Motors Craig Knight said “The Hiringa hydrogen infrastructure deployment will position New Zealand to become a global leader in the adoption of zero-emission heavy vehicle technology, and we are pleased to be playing a major part in this transition,”
Furthermore, Hiring Company expects to roll out 1,500 different HPEVs varying in size from van-shaped to 18-wheelers to road-train models for the Australian market and company wants to do this between late 2020 and 2026.
The company also expects to outfit the North and South Islands of the Pacific nation with the world’s most sophisticated hydrogen refueling network, slated to come online in 2021.
Hiringa and Hyzon Motors company’s trucks are capable of traveling 310 miles (500 kilometers) on one tank.