The global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen and fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles announced today (June 7), that its Class 8, 7, and 6 Repowers had been certified by CARB.

With this certification, the vehicles are now exempt from emission requirements, allowing Hyzon to sell fuel cell electric trucks in California.

Hyzon’s Repower programme allows customers to exchange used diesel trucks for conversion to fuel cell electric using its proprietary fuel cell technology.

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Based on the California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Inceptive Project (HVIP), Hyzon’s vehicles are the only of its kind to have gained the certification in the state.

HVIP is administered by the US clean transport consortium, CALSTART, which provides subsidies to reduce the incremental cost of commercial vehicles. A primary requirement to secure HVIP in California is gaining CARB certification.

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Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors, said, “We are proud to join the list of vehicle and technology providers certified by CARB as zero-emission, and plan to lead the deployment of fuel cell electric trucks in commercial operations in California.

“Our technology has already proven itself in daily runs at the Port of Long Beach, and we look forward to putting more clean trucks on the road. Drayage operations are a particularly attractive use-case on hydrogen, and we expect to see rapid uptake in California.”

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.