Under what GP Joule says is currently the ‘world’s largest’ contract for the supply of heavy-duty hydrogen contract, the Clean Logistics trucks will use heavy semi-trailer tractors equipped with fuel cells, batteries and hydrogen tanks.

The firms have estimated that the 5,000 truck fleet will be able to save over 325,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, based off a yearly mileage of 100,000km (62,137 miles).

GP Joule has said the purchase will allow the company to offer all the components for climate-neutral heavy-duty trucking, with its ability to produce and procure green hydrogen, build and operate hydrogen filling stations, and making hydrogen-powered vehicles available to customers.

The company has said the volume of the framework agreement is in the ‘low single-digit billion euro range.’

In June (2022), GP Joule revealed it was expanding its hydrogen production capacity with the order of a 2MW PEM electrolyser to contribute to a HY.City project.

Read more: 2MW electrolyser ordered to contribute to city-wide hydrogen project in Germany

Commenting on the truck order, Ove Petersen, co-founder and CEO of GP Joule, said, “The revolutionary thing about the collaboration between an electricity and hydrogen producer like GP JOULE and a truck manufacturer like Clean Logistics is that heavy-duty mobility is now becoming part of the new, sustainable energy economy.”

Clean Logistics unveiled its ‘Fyuriant’ hydrogen-powered truck in June (2022), equipped with two 120kW PRISMA fuel cell systems, developed by Shanghai-based REFIRE technologies.

Read more: German hydrogen-powered truck revealed

Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clean Logistics, added, “This framework agreement for the delivery of 5,000 trucks represents a significant milestone in the decarbonisation of heavy goods traffic.

“Together with our partner GP JOULE, we will ensure that hydrogen-powered trucks will soon be part of everyday traffic. We are very happy to have found a reliable partner from northern Germany in Clean Logistics, with whom we will decarbonise heavy goods traffic together.”


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