Tag: hydrogen trucks

Daimler Truck head of truck technology Andreas Gorbach

Mercedes-Benz has been making headlines recently. First, its GenH2 prototype – approved for public road use – completed the #HydrogenRecordRun, where it covered 1047km using just one fill of liquid hydrogen. Soon after, an eActros 600 prototype took the spotlight, travelling over 1000km with only a single intermediate charge. Daimler has since confirmed that the Continue reading Mercedes-Benz pushes the range envelope with hydrogen and electric trucks

Australia is taking a step towards a greener future with the recent agreement between ReNu Energy subsidiary Countrywide Hydrogen and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. Continue reading Walkinshaw partners with Countrywide Hydrogen  plans for fuel cell truck conversion and production

A recent swathe of activity within the automotive industry suggests that hydrogen, as an energy source, is becoming more widely accepted as an addition to support battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and meet forthcoming emissions targets.  Following a period of fence-sitting on – and even abandoning – hydrogen projects, established manufacturers are now collaborating to develop Continue reading Hydrogen-fuelled transport back on the agenda

Sea Electric/MEVCO HiLux EV

This year’s Brisbane Truck Show featured record numbers of electric, hydrogen and hybrid commercial vehicles on display, from utes to road trains and everything in between. It was also the largest transport industry event in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 40,000 visitors during the four-day extravaganza, including a strong showing from overseas executives representing Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show uncovers huge clean transport shift, from utes to road trains

The Brisbane Truck Show 2023 (BTS23) is almost upon us, from May 18-21 we can expect some exciting reveals that should interest VASA members. Among the exhibits will be Carrier’s new carbonless cooling system, HDrive’s autonomous yard truck and the Australian debut of the eActros, the first all-electric truck from Mercedes-Benz. The next VASA SightGlass Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show 2023 reveals well worth checking out

After a tough 2021 due to multiple COVID restrictions, 2023 promises to be business as usual at the Brisbane Truck Show (BTS). Longstanding exhibitors are eager to return and showcase their new developments at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 18th until Sunday 21st of May. Plenty of manufacturers, driven by record demand, Continue reading Electrifying 2023 Brisbane Truck Show line-up looms

Sydney-based electric and hydrogen truck and bus importer Foton Mobility Distribution will partner with TAFE NSW, TAFE Queensland, South West TAFE (Victoria), Federation University, Deakin University (Victoria) TAS TAFE, TAFE SA, South Metropolitan TAFE WA, MTA NSW and MTAQ to develop training programs and accreditations to meet changing transport industry needs during the transport to Continue reading EV, hydrogen truck & bus training move

In the European Union, according to train manufacturer Alstom, 46 per cent of mainline train tracks aren’t electrified.  As a result, many networks depend on diesel trains that can work on both electrified and non-electrified tracks. While diesel trains are often considered environmentally friendly, if you compare their emissions per passenger kilometre to alternatives such Continue reading Decarbonising non-electrified railways with hydrogen trains

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for heavy-duty commercial applications. The move has been in part prompted by the European “Green Deal” climate pact, a target of which is to reach zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.  Both companies share Continue reading Manufacturers race to deploy hydrogen fuel cell technology on commercial trucks

World’s largest hydrogen-powered haul truck now under development Mining multinational Anglo American has announced that it is partnering with Williams Advanced Engineering to aid in the development of its hydrogen-powered electric mining haul truck. The project is part of the global mining company’s ‘FutureSmart Mining’ concept, which aims to develop a sustainable approach to mining Continue reading Hydrogen for haul trucks