Clean Logistics will supply GP Joule with 5,000 hydrogen-electric trucks under a framework agreement (announced August 9). The sales volume is in the low single-digit billion euro range for Clean Logistics. The hydrogen-powered trucks are due to be delivered between from 2023 to 2027.
The delivery timeframe will be subject to subsidy approval. The firms say that they have agreed on yearly delivery volumes, but delivery terms and maintenance contracts are yet to be finalised.
Dirk Graszt, CEO pf Clean Logistics claims this is the largest contract of its kind worldwide. GP Joule CEO Ove Petersen said that Clean Logistics was “the perfect partner who will support us in covering the entire value chain from single source, from the production and storage of hydrogen to the development of a corresponding infrastructure and the provision of hydrogen-electric vehicles.
Acquiring the Dutch truck manufacturer GINAF Nederland in July has made it possible for Clean Logistics to secure this contract. Clean Logistics can expand beyond its retrofit and conversion business and produce zero-emissions trucks due to the acquisition.
Clean Logistics said it was “excellently positioned to significantly ramp up the independent production of trucks and buses with zero-emission hydrogen drive within the Group.”
The company will utilise the specially developed axle with wheel hub motors and the ‘HyBoss’ control system for building the new trucks.
Xpanse Drive Systems will develop the series production of fuel cell electric solutions for Clean Logistics.
GP Joule is a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass, as well as a utility-level partner for electricity, heat, hydrogen and electric mobility.
The company says the fleet of hydrogen-electric trucks will enable them to cover the entire value chain of hydrogen, running from production to delivery and providing its customers in logistics, trade and industry with the corresponding vehicles.
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