Under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Farrall’s Group will receive the hydrogen-powered HGVs once they become available for trial in late 2025.

From there, HVS will share vehicle data, total cost of ownership (TCO) modelling, route planning, infrastructure support and performance optimisation with the Chester, UK-based company.

HVS’ powertrain solution is designed as a native fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) from the ground up, which promises superior efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Speaking to H2 View, HVS’ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), John McLeister said, “The technology needs no introduction, it’s been tested and proven in a number of applications.”

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Managing Director at Farrall’s Group, Matthew Farrall, commented, “Our team is continually looking at ways to reduce and improve our environment emissions output.

“Our partnership with HVS allows us to explore the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and helps us to deliver a greener running fleet to improve our impact on local communities.”

McLeister added, “Our close cooperation with the hydrogen supply chain will ensure that our vehicles offer a highly competitive TCO by supporting with the most appropriate hydrogen infrastructure for the organisation, and providing a zero-emission FCEV that offers heavier payloads, longer range, and faster refuelling compared to battery electric alternatives.”

In March (2024), Mannok agreed to explore the use of HVS’ HGVs under an MOA, once they become available next year.

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