H2X Global secures a second contract from Renova AB for Hydrogen Fuel Cell trucks for the City of Gothenburg, Sweden.
- 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:
Head of H2X Global for Northern Europe
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Head of Sales & Marketing
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VP Communication & Media
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