This has also seen Hydra secure a secondary customer in Veteran Express Secure Logistics (VEXSL) following on from its initial customer in Lodgewood Enterprises which will expand on the development of the world’s first hydrogen-converted armoured vehicle.

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VEXSL is a veteran-owned and operated transportation logistics service that uniquely merges the security of armoured vehicles with the high-volume transport nature of the freight industry to move climate sensitive, high-risk, and high-value goods

This will help to integrate hydrogen technologies into Canada’s trucking industry and accelerate the rollout and adoption of the clean energy carrier in the mobility market.

Hydra’s proprietary hydrogen-diesel, co-combustion injection systems will be installed at no cost to VEXSL. In exchange, VEXSL agrees to a long-term, low-carbon hydrogen fuel contract that includes fuelling infrastructure where trucks will refuel just as quickly as diesel.

The contracted hydrogen will be priced at the forecasted diesel equivalent meaning the fleets’ operational costs should not increase.

Cole Fouillard, CEO of VEXSL, said, “At VEXSL, we provide purposeful career opportunities to the first responder and military veteran workforce and strive to incorporate the latest technology for safer, more secure supply chains.

“Retrofitting our trucks to now lessen our impact on the environment is a natural next step in our continued commitment to the communities we serve and to the ESG goals we subscribe to.

“The best part is Hydra’s hydrogen truck conversions cost us nothing to implement, don’t negatively impact truck performance or warranties, and don’t require us to wait over a year for new trucks as they can retrofit existing ones.”


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