Clean fuel cell trucks need clean hydrogen

For fuel cell trucks to bring the environmental benefits they promise, the industry must pursue blue hydrogen at a bare minimum—while aiming for green. By Freddie Holmes

It is widely expected that hydrogen will be the long-term successor to diesel and natural gas for long-distance trucks. The challenge is that fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) only make sense if hydrogen filling stations are widely available, along with an abundant supply of the fuel itself. Efforts to steer the sector towards FCEVs have been buoyed by plans to dramatically increase the production of hydrogen, and truckmakers are forging partnerships to ensure prospective customers have reliable access to the fuel at a competitive price.

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