Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks: Second Contract from Renova AB

H2X Global secures a second contract from Renova AB for Hydrogen Fuel Cell trucks for the City of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

H2X Renova 2nd Contract

  •  H2X Global awarded contract valued at up to 240 million Swedish Kronor ($US22.9 million) 
  • Vehicles to form part of Gothenburg City’s zero emissions fleet


Gothenburg, Sweden, Thursday 18 May, 2023 – H2X Global
has been chosen as supplier of FCEV significant fleet-wide contract worth up to 240 million SEK, by Renova AB for the purchase of hydrogen fuel-powered commercial trucks for the city of Gothenburg.  

Upon completion, this contract will establish the largest fleet of its kind in Sweden. 

The award, received by H2X Global’s subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB, comes from a second public tender released in December 2022. H2X Global has successfully secured vehicles in 12 out of the 13 categories specified in the tender, covering both 18 and 26 tonne vehicle classes.  

The hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks are designed to meet a range of truck configurations required by Renova, including tail lift dumpers, garbage compactors, hook lifts, and crane loaders. The vehicles offer the same range and load capacity as traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles while delivering zero emissions. 

Renova AB, the city’s waste management operator owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden, will be responsible for operating these vehicles. The development and operation of the vehicles are planned to take place over the next three years. 

Furthermore, the introduction of these vehicles will drive demand for the hydrogen refuelling station commissioned by Hynion, among others. The station, set to open near Renova by Q1 2024, will support Gothenburg City and Renova AB in their commitment to transition their fleet to zero emissions. 

The commitment is to assemble the vehicles locally in Sweden. This approach will contribute to employment generation in the region of Gothenburg while improving logistics and sustainability in production. These commitments form a vital part of H2X Global’s local development and its goal of making hydrogen a cost-competitive solution for the decarbonization of back-to-base fleet operations. 

Bill Moss – H2X’s Head of Sales & Marketing stated, The award from Renova AB and the City of Gothenburg is a testament to H2X Global’s outstanding products and service to its clients in the transition towards zero-emissions. This recognition acknowledges H2X Global’s leadership among other OEMs in achieving the goal of decarbonizing the commercial transportation and waste sectors.” 

Peter Westh, H2X’s Head of Northern Europe stated,” The new range of vehicles offered by H2X has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of the Scandinavian and European markets for zero-emission commercial vehicles. This aligns with the latest directives in Sweden for energy transition and complements European projects focused on carbon-free mobility solutions.”  

 


About H2X Global 

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialization in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. H2X Global has operations in Australia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe. www.h2xglobal.com 

About Renova AB 

The Renova Group is owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden. Our mission is to collaborate with our owner municipalities in taking responsibility for waste and recycling over the long term. We aim to deliver community benefit through business activities and to actively contribute to sustainable development within our owners’ region. 

The Group consists of the parent company Renova AB and subsidiary Renova Miljö AB. The parent company is the owner-municipalities’ own waste expert and conducts tasks directly allocated by them. The subsidiary Renova Miljö AB operates on a competitive market and offers complete solutions in waste and recycling to businesses, municipalities, and other public enterprises in our owners’ region. 

Our goal is to always be able to offer the market’s best range of services within our industry, with environment, quality and customer service remaining paramount. 

About The city of Gothenburg  

Gothenburg is the innovation powerhouse of Sweden, and the country’s second largest city. Situated at the west coast it harbours Scandinavia’s largest port. Business Region Gothenburg is the municipality’s non-profit company working to strengthen and develop trade and industry in the Gothenburg region, offering competence and contacts within a wide variety of areas and industries.  


 

For further information contact: 

 

Peter Westh 

Head of H2X Global for Northern Europe 

Phone +46707804041 

Email [email protected] 

 

Bill Moss 

Head of Sales & Marketing 

Phone +447766815285 

Email [email protected] 

 

Tony Blackie 

VP Communication & Media 

Phone +61 411 743 142 

Email [email protected] 

Trust an Aussie company to come up with a hydrogen-powered ute

Hans van Leeuwen
Europe correspondent
May 19, 2023 – 7.21am


Rotterdam | It has taken an Australian-founded company to bring that definitive Aussie touch to the embryonic market for hydrogen vehicles. At the hydrogen industry’s global jamboree in Rotterdam last week, H2X showcased a hydrogen-powered ute.

H2X’s stall at the back of the Dutch city’s cavernous exhibition centre attracted an almost constant crowd of the keen and the curious, gazing raptly at the converted Ford Ranger with a hydrogen motor under the bonnet.

 

H2X co-founder Chris Reitz with a prototype hydrogen-fuelled ute. Hans van Leeuwen

“We made it a 4WD – that got us a lot of response, more than we expected,” H2X co-founder Chris Reitz told AFR Weekend as he stood by and spruiked his Australian-born start-up.

The Warrego has a top speed of 130 kilometres an hour and a range of about 500 kilometres from its fuel tank, made of woven carbon fibre and containing 4.8 kilograms of hydrogen.

But if you’re wondering where you might refill the tank, therein lies the catch. In the worldwide absence of any network of hydrogen fuelling stations, H2X’s pitch is to owners of professional fleets – companies with a base at which refuelling can take place.

“The backbone of our business is professional drivers – so we work with fleets and back-to-base set-ups,” Mr Reitz said.

He sees that as a positive, as it allows H2X to start building scale before countries get a full hydrogen-vehicle refuelling infrastructure in place.

“We solve the whole chicken-and-egg problem,” he said.

A big company in the vehicle manufacturing chain, known as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer), would need to launch a new product at national or even continental scale.

“They won’t reach the numbers to break even at that point. To do that they need an infrastructure of filling stations covering that continent,” Mr Reitz said. “We can deliver, say, an 800-vehicle order, whereas OEMs need to think big.”

Mr Reitz said bus and truck fleet owners would be attracted to hydrogen because they have to run the vehicles up to 24 hours a day, so they would prefer the faster refuelling time. It takes so much longer to recharge a battery that you might need twice as many vehicles, to cover for those that are on charge.

“We believe battery has its place, we never criticise it. But for certain applications, hydrogen has the advantage that you can refuel in the time that you are used to,” he said.

 

Calling card

For both its utes and trucks, H2X will initially drop its hydrogen power trains into existing models, like the Ford Ranger on display in Rotterdam.

It is unlikely, though, that Australians or Europeans will see thousands of Warregos on the road – Mr Reitz described it as more of a calling card.

“There is high demand for utes, but they are expensive for us because we need to buy them and retrofit them. So the margin is not there,” he said.

“We will do a limited number. It’s a demonstrator product. We’re using it as a test for the production of a 3.5-tonne van.”

The Darling van is the subject that gets Mr Reitz most animated. The company has been looking at ways to manufacture it less carbon-intensively. This involves making a chassis almost origami-style, rather than pressing it together in energy-guzzling stamping facilities.

The van prototypes are being made in Germany and the Netherlands, with production of up to 70,000 vehicles a year to start at a first factory potentially as soon as 2026.

 

A computer image of H2X’s planned hydrogen-fuelled van.


H2X also has a plant in Sweden, where it is installing hydrogen engines into the chassis of 18-tonne and 26-tonne trucks for clients in that region. In Gothenburg, they have a contract to supply garbage trucks, and the council has its own hydrogen filling station.

The company’s vision is to produce its vehicles at small plants in each country where it gets enough demand, rather than shipping vehicles around the world. The target markets are north-western Europe, South-East Asia and Australia.

“We will produce in situ – that’s more sustainable. Big manufacturers need to produce in a very different way because they are on a different scale to us,” Mr Reitz said.

He and Australian co-founder and CEO Brendan Norman set up H2X in 2020 after having worked together with Chinese group Grove Automotive, until the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way of that partnership.

The original plan was to produce cars for the retail and industrial markets in the NSW town of Port Kembla, but the focus has shifted to a more step-by-step strategy involving professional fleets in Europe.

Standing right next to the ute, though, it is hard not to feel that the promise of everyday drivers being able to choose hydrogen might be within touching distance.

Mr Reitz cautiously agreed: “I believe it will penetrate the market more and more. It’s a little bit like diesel versus gasoline: there will be complementary technologies. Diversity is good for any market.”

 

https://www.afr.com/companies/manufacturing/trust-an-aussie-company-to-come-up-with-a-hydrogen-powered-ute-20230519-p5d9la

 

World Hydrogen Summit 2023

We are excited to announce that, following last year’s success, H2XGlobal will be attending the World Hydrogen Summit 2023 with the support of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). We invite you to come speak to us at our stand in the Hydrogen Action Zone, where we will be showcasing our Warrego Pick up, currently being commissioned in the Netherlands in collaboration with MOBIHY and the City of Rotterdam.

 World Hydrogen 2023 is doubling in size to enable more companies than ever to showcase, the programme is full of insights & showcases for the entire Eco-system bringing together government, research, innovation and the private sector dedicated solely to Hydrogen industry advancement.

As a leading developer of hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), we are committed to accelerating the transition to a zero-emission future. The World Hydrogen Summit is the perfect platform for us to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations and to share our insights on the role of hydrogen in decarbonizing the transport and energy sectors.

AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0

H2X Global Selected for the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0

The non-equity dilutive program is designed to help mature startups accelerate decarbonization at scale.

March 6, 2023—H2X Global Limited (H2X) announced today that it has been selected as one of the 15 startups that will participate in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, a high-pace, non-equity dilutive accelerator designed to facilitate collaborations with mature startups developing breakthrough clean energy technologies. The program is focused on fostering innovation and rapid growth of clean energy technology, which is needed to address the global climate crisis.

“The ground-breaking innovations, products and solutions displayed in the previous Clean Energy Accelerator programs have offered an inspiring glimpse into the energy systems of the future, and chart a path towards accelerating decarbonization at scale,” said Howard Gefen, General Manager of Energy and Utilities, AWS. “We’re pleased to welcome H2X into the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, and work together to take on one of the greatest challenges of our generation.”

“We are excited to join the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator and work towards overcoming clean energy and decarbonization challenges,” said H2X, Founder and CEO, Brendan Norman. “Through this program we can help define and shape the future of clean energy innovation.”

Primary focus areas of the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 include: advanced materials; carbon capture, utility and storage; economic hydrogen generation, transport, and use; energy storage; grid modernization; energy security and reliance.

The program is designed to spur co-innovation through energy collaborations, and is centered on the needs of mature startups from across the globe. Through the program, industry and thought leaders will mentor startups on topics like energy, digital competency, investment, public policy, innovation, and advanced research. Leading energy organizations will work with selected startups on addressing clean energy and decarbonization challenges, while AWS provides guidance in accelerating experimentation, expanding automation, and delivering deep insights by leveraging the cloud.

The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 will include 12 weeks of virtual and in-person programming, kicking off in Seattle in April. The program will have an expanded reach and scope, which includes international exchange sprints to foster tech innovation hubs around the world, including one in the UAE, in collaboration with Masdar City. The Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 will culminate with the Innovation Showcase that will be held at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) next November in Dubai. The event will include CEA startups showcasing their clean energy technology innovations, and highlights on the latest CEA-driven clean energy technology pilot programs. Click here to pre-register for the Clean Energy Accelerator Innovation Showcase and receive the latest program updates.

Learn more about the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator at: www.aws.amazon.com/energy/clean-energy-accelerator.


About H2X Global Limited

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialization in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. H2X Global has operations in Australia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe. h2xglobal.com

 

H2X Global Contact Information:

Bill Moss

Head of Sales & Marketing – EME

Phone  +447766815285

Email  [email protected]

 

Tony Blackie

H2X Global Ltd

Phone  +61 (0)411 743 142

Email  [email protected]

New Venture with Norwegian Hydrogen

H2X Global partners with Norwegian Hydrogen in the decarbonization of commercial transport fleets through the offering of a total ecosystem for the supply of hydrogen, refueling stations & commercial vehicles.


Norway, February 23rd, 2023

Australian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Manufacturer H2X Global Limited announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norwegian Hydrogen AS, a green hydrogen production-, distribution- and refueling company, to collaborate on the commercial supply of hydrogen and the range of Hydrogen Fuel Cell commercial vehicles.

H2X Global in the Norwegian region

The new venture will focus on the Nordic region, and the companies will develop a joint commercial and operational framework for commercial fleet operators located nearby Norwegian Hydrogen’s sites, for the transition to hydrogen as the zero-emissions solution in the future.

Will cover all components

The partnership intention is to offer all components for climate-friendly commercial transport through a single channel, such as the production and purchase of green hydrogen, distribution, and hydrogen refueling stations, and to provide customers with the supply and aftersales of vehicles, overcoming the challenge commercial operators have faced in obtaining a full- service option for emission-free transport in the past.

Using Norwegian Hydrogen’s pilot plant at Hellesylt as an example, the 1,4 ton a day hydrogen production, if used to abate emissions in the transportation sector, would remove more than 9000 t of CO2 every year. This would provide more than 9 million km of emission-free heavy road transport per year. And again, this Is only based on one out of many Norwegian Hydrogen sites under development In the Nordic region.

 

Summit for green transport

Next week, the companies will meet in Kristiansund, Norway for a full-day summit on green heavy-duty transport: https://knn.no/moteplasser/temadag-gronn-transport-onsdag-01-mars-i-kulturfabrikken/

The need to reduce emissions in the transport sector is urgent, and the solutions are already available. This is what H2X and Norwegian Hydrogen will explain to all the potential customers who are invited to learn more about how they can take a leading role in the energy transition.

– Norwegian Hydrogen’s focus Is to enable zero emissions for our customers. It is paramount for our customers to also have access to hydrogen vehicles, and we are excited to collaborate with H2X to present a full package solution, says CTO of Norwegian Hydrogen.

– The transition to net-zero carbon transport through Hydrogen is vital to help eliminate the growing emissions from the transport sector. This sector accounts for 23%* of global energy-related CO2 emissions and is the fastest-growing contributor to climate change. Collaboration between hydrogen producers like Norwegian Hydrogen and a commercial vehicle manufacturer like H2X is crucial in the reduction of zero emissions, and offering fleet owners a good alternative, says Bill Moss, H2X Global’s Head of Sales & Marketing.

*(Source IEA)

Norwegian Hydrogen announced last year that they entered into a partnership with US-based company FirstElement Fuel and Japanese company Mitsui to build a Nordic-wide network of hydrogen refueling stations and this partnership will assist in accelerating the success of this rollout.

– Trucks need refueling stations – and refueling stations need trucks. This makes the partnership between our two companies a perfect match, says the managing director for refueling in Norwegian Hydrogen, Per Øyvind Voie. – We hope to announce the first trucks and refueling stations ordered on the basis of this partnership very soon.

This follows H2XGlobal’s recent announcement through its subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB’s the award of the public tender for the supply vehicles in the 3.5T, 5.0T, and 18T categories. It is planned that the first vehicles will be operational at the end of 2023 and all vehicles to be fully operational by 2025, supporting the production of vehicles for the Northern European regions in line with Norwegian Hydrogen’s development and operation of hydrogen refueling stations for heavy duty applications in the Nordics.


Images

1. Illustration of H2X vehicle

H2X Global in the Norwegian region
H2X Global vehicle

 

2. Photos of Bill Moss, Øystein Tørlen and Per Øyvind Voie

Bill Moss - H2X Global’s Head of Sales & Marketing.
Bill Moss – H2X Global’s Head of Sales & Marketing.
Øystein Tørlen
Øystein Tørlen
Per Øyvind Voie
Per Øyvind Voie

Image rights: For use free of charge provided the source is acknowledged and in connection with reporting on the MOU partnership between H2X Global and Norwegian Hydrogen for the development of a total ecosystem.


About H2X Global Limited

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialization in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. H2X Global has operations in Australia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe. www.h2xglobal.com

 

About Norwegian Hydrogen AS

Norwegian Hydrogen AS will build and operate an effective network of production sites and distribution systems zero emission hydrogen, tailored to meet the future requirements for zero-emission fuels in a wide range of mobility sectors and industrial segments. The company is supported by a group of strong industrial owners, such as Flakk Group, Hexagon Purus, Hofseth International, Tafjord, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Norwegian Hydrogen’s head office is in Ålesund, Norway, and they also have offices in Oslo, Narvik, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

For more information visit www.nh2.no

 

For further information contact:

Øystein Tørlen

Chief Technology Officer

Phone: +47 41 33 66 14

Email: [email protected]

 

Bill Moss

Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA

Phone: +447766815285

Email: [email protected]

 

Joint Venture: H2X Global with Advik

Indian Australian Joint Venture announce roadmap to build the Hydrogen Economy at the Delhi Auto Components 2023 Expo.

  • Advik H2X, a new company, will produce hydrogen projects in India.
  • The company to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell generators, trucks, buses and light commercials for worldwide distribution.
  • First products of the new company expected mid 2023.
  • The new company will also develop Methanol fuel cells, providing another clean alternative to hydrogen in certain products, making full use of the fuel cell capability of the company.
  • New Joint Venture will build global supply chain of products and components for hydrogen powered vehicles and powered products.
  • The joint operation represents a major entry into the massive Indian market.

H2X Global Co-Founders Brendan Norman and Chris Reitz pose for a photo with Advik team (India). In front of them is the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator in 2kW.

A joint venture between Australian Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle manufacturer, H2X Global, and Indian manufacturing and development company Advik Hi-Tech Pvt Ltd (Advik), signals a major step forward in the production of hydrogen powered vehicles and support products for the global market.

The new company Advik H2X, based in Pune, India, will further develop vehicles and components designed and proven by the H2X Global design team. Advik H2X builds on strong experience of Advik as a master of high-tech components and the global experience of H2X with over 22 million km of vehicles travelled with their hydrogen systems to date.

The new company expands the H2X Global from the Australian base and its operations in Europe (Sweden) and Asia (Malaysia and Vietnam).

According to H2X Global founder and CEO, Brendan Norman, the first products from the joint venture company will roll off the production line seen in the second half of 2023.

“This is a major step forward in the development of the hydrogen economy in India,” Mr Norman said. “Already the demand for hydrogen and non-fossil fuel-based vehicles and support products is exceeding demand. We aim to fill that gap.”

H2X Global is driven by a team with over 20 years’ experience in Europe and Asia in the development of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Vehicles and Power Systems and the company is currently developing several customer delivery programs for Fixed Power Generation and vehicles in Europe, Australia, South-east Asia.

Advik is a global leader of automotive components with over $100 million in annual revenues. The company has a leading position in passenger car, commercial vehicle and two-wheeler production chain as a core supplier of high technology components to almost all major OEMs. Advik is a leader in high technology low weight application and together with H2X will take a leading position in development and production of solutions for Hydrogen Power and Hydrogen Mobility in India.

“India is destined to be a leader in the Hydrogen Industry with strong support from Government and Industry and as a company which has always been ahead of the curve, we are aggressively pushing into the Hydrogen space as a core growth area for our company and as a leader of this movement in the country,” says Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director for Advik Hi Tech.  “We have great confidence in the product range from H2X as being one with several key opportunities to support to deployment of Hydrogen in the Indian Market and together with our local knowledge and expertise we see great opportunity to develop this for acceleration of the Indian Clean Energy movement.”

The Advik-H2X collaboration will also undertake the application of Methanol fuel cells, providing another clean alternative to hydrogen in certain products, ensuring full capacity utilization of the fuel cell division of the company.

Brendan Norman CEO of H2X Global said “the opportunity to expand our company together with Advik who we have seen firsthand  offer top of the world quality and precision, and acts with total grace and class is an amazing chance for us to grow our business..  Through the course of the exhibition, we have met with several OEMs and have seen significant interest in the hydrogen space and the cooperation with Advik and we see several opportunities to work together”


ABOUT H2X GLOBAL
H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. www.h2xglobal.com

ABOUT ADVIK Hi Tech
ADVIK Hi-Tech Private Limited is a leading & Global automotive components manufacturer. We have been catering to the needs of several domestic and overseas customers across four continents in the passenger car, commercial vehicle, stationary engine and two wheelers segment for the past two decades.

We provide products to our customers, keeping in mind their needs and specifications. Our customer base includes leading automotive original equipment manufacturers in India, Europe, UK, US and ASEAN Region.


Brendan Norman

CEO, H2X Global

Email [email protected]

Website www.h2xglobal.com

 

Aditya Bhartia

Managing Director, Advik Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd.

Email [email protected]

Website www.advik.co.in

 

For further information, contact:

Tony Blackie

H2XGlobal +61 411 743 142  

Or

Shailaja Sharma

Advik Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd. – 091-9822913792 0

 

 

Hydrogen trucks in Sweden: Renova awards contract to H2X Global

Renova awards H2X Global contract for hydrogen fuel cell trucks for the City of Gothenburg.

H2X Global has been awarded a contract of up to 70 million SEK by Renova AB for the purchase of hydrogen fuel-powered commercial trucks in Gothenburg, Sweden.

H2X Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

The award won by H2X Global’s subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB, comes from a public tender released in Q3 of 2022 for the supply of five vehicle classes where H2X Global has successfully secured vehicles in the 3.5T, 5.0T, and 18T categories. The evaluation process focused on the delivery of zero-emission vehicles and the need for seamless integration with Renova AB aftersales service requirements.

The 3.5T & 5.0T trucks have been designed to provide operators with a range of up to 500 km (310 miles) and a load capacity of between 800 – 2,000 kg, depending on the exact vehicle and specifications.

The vehicles are to be operated through the city waste management operator Renova AB, owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden. It is planned that all vehicles are fully operational by 2025, with the first truck being delivered to Renova AB at the beginning of December 2023.

This success confirms Gothenburg’s city and Renova AB’s decision to develop its fleet of zero-emission vehicles, including hydrogen Fuel Cell variants. This positions H2X Gothenburg AB as the first Swedish manufacturer of hydrogen Commercial vehicles.

Ian Thompson, H2X Global Chief Technical Officer stated, “From its creation, the vehicles have been designed to integrate the latest hydrogen fuel cell technology, keeping the client’s input and needs as a priority for a tailored approach”.

He added, “This direction is what underpins the H2X’s team in the development of a range of commercial vehicles adaptable for multiple applications without major technical constraints”.

Peter Westh, Head of Northern Europe stated, “The new range of vehicles offered today by H2X has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of the Scandinavian and European market in zero-emission commercial vehicles following the latest directives in Sweden for the needed energy transition together with European projects related to carbon-free mobility solutions”.

 

About H2X Global

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. www.h2xglobal.com. H2X Global has operations in Australia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe.

The city of Gothenburg
Gothenburg is the innovation powerhouse of Sweden, and the country’s second largest city. Situated at the west coast it harbours Scandinavia’s largest port. Business Region Gothenburg is the municipality’s non-profit company working to strengthen and develop trade and industry in the Gothenburg region, offering competence and contacts within a wide variety of areas and industries.

 

For further information, contact:

Peter Westh

Head of H2X Global for Northern Europe

Phone +46707804041

Email [email protected]

 

Bill Moss

Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA

Phone +447766815285

Email [email protected]

 

Hydrogen Commercial Vehicles: MOU with Gothenburg

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H2XGlobal Converts MOU with Swedish City Gothenburg For The Delivery of Hydrogen Commercial Vehicles.

Australia’s leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global Ltd through its subsidy H2X Gothenburg and European Head Quarters based in Sweden, today announces the successful conversion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to supply hydrogen powered commercial vehicles to Renova, one of Sweden’s major municipal waste companies.

Renova, which is owned by 10 municipalities across the Gothenburg Region in western Sweden.

The initial order is to provide two eighteen tonne garbage back loader units, one 3.5 tonne tail lift light commercial truck and an additional two Warrego Pick-Ups.

There are further 3.5 tonne tail lift light commercial truck units included in the MOU to follow soon.

This decision of additional commercial vehicles from the original MOU only strengthens H2X Global’s commitment in Scandinavia for the development and production of commercial Hydrogen vehicles to the Public & transport industry using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric propulsion.

This partnership with Renova and the City of Gothenburg is a clear commitment of the city to reach Sweden’s target of net zero before 2045 and by 2030 to reduce emissions by 70% compared to 2010 with the conversion of their existing fleet of diesel-powered vehicles zero-emission trucks powered with hydrogen fuel cell electric drive systems.

These trucks are scheduled for delivery from the second half of 2023.

 

Peter Westh – Head of Northern Europe states

“With the partnership with Gothenburg City and Revona and the Hydrogen Initiative in Sweden, we are collectively taking a major step and contribute to the development and establishment of a hydrogen-based eco system and the commitment to reduce emissions in the Gothenburg region.”

 

Chris Reitz – H2X Global Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer states

“Renova has shown their commitment to the green hydrogen economy, and we are proud to partner with them in the conversion of their traditional fossil fuel vehicles to H2X range of vehicles in the transitioning to a zero-emission region.

This partnership highlights the Company’s ability to work with innovative, fleet operators like Renova and Gothenburg City in delivering commercial vehicles which will meet the needs of the customer and utilising new technology such as use of super capacitors playing its part in reducing the current pressures and environmental impacts with the need for using large scale batteries.”

 

About H2X Global

H2X is an automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however with a strong platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right vehicle for the right task. www.h2xglobal.com. H2X Global has operations in Australia, Malaysia, India, and throughout Europe.

Our goal is to always be able to offer the market’s best range of services within our industry, with environment, quality and customer service remaining paramount.

The city of Gothenburg Gothenburg is the innovation powerhouse of Sweden, and the country’s second largest city. Situated at the west coast it harbours Scandinavia’s largest port. Business Region Gothenburg is the municipality’s non-profit company working to strengthen and develop trade and industry in the Gothenburg region, offering competence and contacts within a wide variety of areas and industries.

 

For further information contact:

Peter Westh

Head of H2X Global for Northern Europe

Phone +46707804041

Email [email protected]

 

Bill Moss

Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA

Phone +447766815285

Email [email protected]

 

Tony Blackie & Bill Moss

VP Communication & Media

Email [email protected]

Warrego: Australian Hydrogen EV Manufacturer moves to compliance for its first All-Wheel Drive Hydrogen Pick-Up Truck. 

  • H2X Announces its Warrego Pick Up now under rigorous European vehicle compliance validation and verification
  • Australian right-hand drive model to commence testing soon
  • Video of the Warrego in the current status is now available

Hydrogen fuel cell EV manufacturer, H2X Global, has announced the release of the first production of its Warrego All Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck. 

The Warrego is now undergoing final validation and verification testing procedures in the Netherlands as it heads towards gaining European and global certification. Australian certification testing will commence soon. 

H2X Global CEO and founder, Brendan Norman, said the completion of the first Warrego pick-up was a successful milestone for the company. 

The Warrego follows the successful production and launch of a range of hydrogen fuel cell emergency power and industrial use generators.  

“It is extremely satisfying that our team now have the Warrego running through the final stages of its engineering, safety and on-road verification program and production readiness,” Mr Brendan Norman said. 

“We have indeed had some frustrating delays over the past nine months; however, we are now well on track with our rollout plans,” Mr Norman said. 

“Supply chain issues, which have negatively impacted manufacturing companies worldwide, put us about nine months behind schedule; however, our production and engineering teams have done an amazing job to overcome these problems, and we are now back on schedule.” 

H2X Global has released a video of the Warrego as it moves towards European Homologation and Certification.  

The Warrego is H2X Global’s first application to demonstrate the company’s capabilities platform that will be used as a basis for the upcoming all-new H2X Darling Delivery Van in a couple of years. This will be the first of the fully developed and optimised vehicles from H2X. 

After the vehicle is ready to go through the process of global homologation, optimisation and improvement efforts are taking place to enhance its performance. 

Brendan Norman said the focus for the first Warrego had been for a European release for several reasons but mainly due to the availability of hydrogen at the customer level in several cities where to order status has been high and government support is present to develop the Hydrogen economy. 

The Warrego Pickup features a full version of the H2X powertrain developed for light vehicles featuring a Supercapacitor-based Hybrid system operating in AWD mode.  

“The Warrego is essentially a demonstration vehicle which we can offer to several customers to accelerate the availability of an AWD light commercial vehicles to customers, using a state-of-the-art Hybrid Hydrogen Fuel Cell System.”  Says Brendan Norman, CEO of H2X Global.    

“This application will be applied in a more optimised form in the Darling Delivery Van and Taxi/MPV targeted for release to support the large number of European cities which will be closed off from Diesel and Petrol vehicles from 2025.”  

The first release Warrego features a 60-kW fuel cell connected to a hybrid battery/supercapacitor electric drive system. This is connected to a 700-bar type 4 hydrogen tank system constructed of an advanced polymer and Carbon Fibre base, which offers exceptional safety levels with very long standards of operation.  

While this will allow the car to work at the lower 350 bar compression, it can run at much higher compression rates which will double the range per tank. 

The Warrego will be available to customers over the coming months and in line with the availability of hydrogen.  The vehicle will be produced in Europe and Australia at the H2X facility in Sale, Victoria.  

About H2X Global 

H2X Global is an Australian automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a robust platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right car for the right task. www.h2xglobal.com. H2X Global operates in Australia, Malaysia, India, and Europe. 

 

For Further Information Please Contact: 

Brendan Norman 

CEO H2X Global 

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www.h2xglobal.com 

 

Bill Moss  

Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA 

T: +44(0)7766815285 

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www.h2xglobal.com 

 

Tony Blackie 

Press Officer  

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H2X Global enters partnership with KTM Technologies

H2X Global Limited has recently announced that it has partnered with technology developer, KTM Technologies to create a revolutionary, innovative, lightweight and inexpensive vehicle chassis.

H2X Global Light Vehicles - Warrego Pickup Truck, Darling Taxi and Darling Van
The team at H2X will work together with KTM Technologies in designing and developing their vehicle chassis and construction programs.

The team at H2X will work together with KTM Technologies in designing and developing their vehicle chassis and construction programs.

The recent announcement from H2X to build its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Gippsland, Victoria cements a significant step in the Company’s journey in becoming a global leader in hydrogen vehicle manufacturing.

H2X CEO Brendan Norman says:

“Our partnership with KTM Technologies is a major milestone in establishing ourselves as a global premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer.” 

 

This partnership showcases the Company’s ability to work with innovative, world-leading brands like KTM. Momentum is building ahead of H2X’s planned major stock exchange listing as the Company continues to form tangible, strategic partnerships.

H2X and KTM will also be working together on several other projects such as an exciting Motorsport Venture involving hydrogen. Keep an eye out for the announcement in the months ahead.

This partnership showcases the Company’s ability to work with innovative, world-leading brands like KTM. Momentum is building ahead of H2X’s planned major stock exchange listing as the Company continues to form tangible, strategic partnerships.

H2X and KTM will also be working together on several other projects such as an exciting Motorsport Venture involving hydrogen. Keep an eye out for the announcement in the months ahead.

 

About H2X Global 

H2X Global is an Australian automotive and power unit company focused on absolute sustainability. The company is focused on harnessing the most efficient and effective technologies, with the onus on capturing free and renewable energy sources. A specialisation in hydrogen is the basis of H2X’s growth, however, with a robust platform as a maker of electrically powered vehicles, the company has a versatile approach to finding the right car for the right task. www.h2xglobal.com. H2X Global operates in Australia, Malaysia, India, and Europe.