H2X revealed the successful conversion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will see it deliver two 18 tonne garbage back loader units, one 3.5 tonne tail lift light commercial truck, and an additional two Warrego pick-ups to the municipal waste firm.

Owned by 10 municipalities across the Gothernburg region, Sweden, Renova, and the City of Gothenburg hope to reach Net Zero by 2045 and reduce emissions by 70% compared to 2010 levels with the conversion of their existing fleets to zero-emission propulsion.

The initial five vehicles are expected to be delivered from the second half of 2023, with further 3.5 tonne tail lift light commercial truck units included in the MoU, hoped to follow soon after.

“Renova has shown its commitment to the green hydrogen economy, and we are proud to partner with the company in the conversion of its traditional fossil fuel vehicles to H2X range of vehicles in the transitioning to a zero-emission region,” said Chris Reitz, co-founder and Chief Design Officer at H2X Global.

Reitz continued, “This partnership highlights the company’s ability to work with innovative, fleet operators like Renova and Gothenburg City in delivering commercial vehicles which will meet the needs of the customer and utilising new technology such as H2X Global use of super capacitors playing its part in reducing the current pressures and environmental impacts with the need for using large scale batteries.”

In September (2022), H2X Global announced the release of its first production Warrego all-wheel-drive pick-up truck, ahead of certification testing.

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Commenting on the Scandinavian deal, Peter Westh, Head of Northern Europe at H2X Global, said, “With the partnership with Gothenburg City and Revona and the Hydrogen Initiative in Sweden, we are collectively taking a major step and contribute to the development and establishment of a hydrogen-based ecosystem and the commitment to reduce emissions in the Gothenburg region.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.