Being developed as part of the HyTruck project, the initial fleet could well be scaled up in the future following its successes with further decarbonisation of Scania’s truck fleet being progressed.

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The trucks will be delivered by 2024 and will accelerate the transition to sustainable practices among the transportation sector.

This new development will support the HyTrucks initiative with hopes to see a total of 1000 hydrogen-powered trucks on the roads, and the infrastructure, between Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany by 2025.

Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility at Scania, said, “We have been clear that battery electric is what we see as the main track for all applications. That said, we are open to what our customers want also with regards to other solutions, like hydrogen.

“It is also a great way to strengthen Scania’s collaboration with Cummins Inc even further. In some operations and geographies where battery electric vehicles are not optimal, we see that fuel cell electric vehicle will be used.

“We keep a close dialogue with our customers on what is best both for their total operating economy and our planet.”

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