H2Accelerate TRUCKS is an innovative European collaboration of 13 partners, which aims to promote and accelerate the uptake of Hydrogen Trucks in Europe. Funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, the project will deploy 150 fuel cell trucks from three OEMs (Daimler AG, IVECO and VOLVO) across nine European member states by 2029. This first large-scale trucks deployment will be supported by a new hydrogen refuelling stations network installed by Everfuel, Shell and TotalEnergies, funded by other public funding schemes.
We are delighted to provide funding support to the H2Accelerate TRUCKS project, a flagship project which will pave the way for the commercialisation of Europe’s hydrogen trucking system.
It is especially auspicious that these 150 vehicles deployed within this project will be supported by an expanding network of hydrogen refuelling stations, which will include the H2Accelerate Inaugural Station Deployment project that has been selected to receive EU funding support. Through both projects, we can witness first-hand how different funding programmes can work together to accelerate the realisation of a hydrogen trucking ecosystem in Europe.
Executive Director of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership
The project will deploy 150 fuel cell trucks from 41 to 44 tons across nine member states by 2029, paving the way for the commercialization of Europe’s hydrogen trucking system.
The deployed trucks will operate on a new, hydrogen refuelling stations network designed specifically for zero-emissions trucks deployment installed by Everfuel, Shell and TotalEnergies. The project will contribute to increase the availability of hydrogen and reliability of the European network for the wider deployment of hydrogen powered trucks.
The H2AccelerateTrucks collaboration will raise awareness of the benefits of using green hydrogen for trucking in Europe. The project also aims to increase public confidence in this technology, as a solution for decarbonising the transport sector. This will be achieved by a wide range of communication and dissemination activities, as well as forums and initiatives tailored to the sector’s stakeholders.
The creation of a large extensive technical, economic, and attitudinal database will upon analysis display the viability of hydrogen as a solution to decarbonizing road freight.
This project has received funding from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership under Grant Agreement 101101446. This partnership receives support from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation Programme. The project is co-funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). The content of this presentation reflects only the author’s view.