The joint effort will see the retrofitting of Cummins’ fourth generation hydrogen fuel cell powertrains to Freightliner Cascadia trucks. The companies hope to reach a successful validation and have unit available for selected customers by 2024.

Rakesh Aneja, Vice President and Chied of eMobility at DTNA said, “CO2-neutral commercial transportation must not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable for our valued customers.

“Depending on the customer application and energy infrastructure considerations, hydrogen-powered vehicles can absolutely complement battery-powered electric vehicles in accelerating our carbon-neutral journey.

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Cummins to include hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles in our future portfolio.”

Both DTNA and Cummins are using the partnership to support goals of reducing emission across products and operations.

Cummins announced in April that it was developing 20 hydrogen fuel cell trucks with Scania as part of the HyTruck project, which hopes to see 1000 hydrogen-powered trucks on the roads in Belgium, the Netherlands and Western Germany by 2025.

Read more:  Scania to develop 20 hydrogen fuel cell trucks with Cummins

Speaking about the new venture, Amy Davis, Vice President, and President of New power at Cummins commented, “Cummins and Daimler Truck have a strong history of partnership, and this next step into fuel cell electric vehicles is an exciting development for zero-emissions transport.

“Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising solution for the demanding requirements of heavy-duty trucking. Our collaboration in this market is an important milestone for both companies as we work to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free economy.”

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.