Is hydrogen really trucking’s guaranteed diesel successor?

Hydrogen’s ascendancy seemed inevitable two years ago, but have the wheels come off the wagon? By Jack Hunsley

On paper, hydrogen fuel cell is an ideal solution for the commercial vehicle sector. The potential to emit only water vapour is particularly appealing given freight’s unbalanced contribution to transport emissions. For instance, according to UK government data from 2019, heavy goods vehicles accounted for 16% of the UK’s overall transport emissions despite totalling just 5% of vehicle miles travelled.

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