Formalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), Trelleborg Municipality and H2X will develop the Swedish city’s “first-ever” hydrogen high floor buses along with a waste truck.

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This is the first time H2X Global is venturing into Europe with its hydrogen-powered high floor buses and is hoping to take the market by storm.

The agreement also follows on from the recent announcement which will see one 18 tonne back loader truck, one 28 tonne demountable truck and three 3.5 tonne tail lift vehicles supplied to Renova in Western Sweden.

Peter Westh, Head of Northern Europe at H2X Global, said, “H2X is paving the way for commercial vehicles across the Nordics and are especially pleased to have signed the MOU with Trelleborg Municipality in the form of a Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Buses for the school program.

“This on the back of our recent agreement with Gothenburg. This is a further step to connect our zero emission powered vehicles along the European Hydrogen corridor.”

Magnus Sahlin, CEO for Trelleborg Energi, said, “This memorandum marks another leap forward in the zero carbon ambitions for the municipality. We want to show that sustainable energy and mobility solutions are not about the future, but about making changes today.

“The first hydrogen bus and waste truck prove how we take concrete steps towards zero emission transports in the region.

“With the first fuelling station up and running in Trelleborg in January 2023, these initiatives are an amazing start in transforming the vehicle sector in this region.”

Brendan Norman, founder and CEO of H2X Global, said, “We are pleased that Trelleborg and Gothenburg have entered partnership with H2X where we both work together in delivering not only the vehicles tailored for their needs but the total solution for their vehicle management.

“Sweden has one of the most progressive hydrogen strategies, projects and activities in Europe, but we need to continue to act now to tackle climate change to improve our cities air quality.

“Introducing hydrogen buses and commercial vehicles to authorities’ fleet, by using the right technology for the varying operational requirements will help us all breathe cleaner air.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.