Cummins has announced that it will supply hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for Air Products’ fleet of lorries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Air Products’ fleet, comprising some 2,000 lorries, will be converted from 2022 onwards.
What’s more, Cummins and Air Products have also promised to work together to improve the accessibility of renewable hydrogen, including building infrastructure.
“We believe hydrogen is the future for heavy-duty segments of the transportation market and we can demonstrate to the world its merits by being a first-mover in transitioning our heavy-duty fleet of trucks to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. We are pleased to be working with Cummins to achieve our fleet transition goals. Sustainability is Air Products’ growth strategy and creates our growth opportunities, and nothing says more about our company’s approach to sustainability than a fleet of zero-emission vehicles on the road delivering products to customers every day,” says Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president, and CEO of Air Products.
Air Products is the world’s largest hydrogen producer and currently works in more than 50 countries around the world.
Cummins, meanwhile, has heaps of experience in developing powertrains from its legendary diesel engines to fuel cells. In fact, the company has deployed more than 2,000 fuel cells around the world.
“The best way to promote the adoption of hydrogen for mobility in heavy-duty applications is for us to have units on the road and lead by example,” says Eric Guter, Air Products’ VP for hydrogen for mobility solutions.
“In addition to other heavy-duty applications like transit fleets, where we already provide fueling solutions, the semi-truck market is a major opportunity for hydrogen due to its rigorous requirements. Only hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can provide the necessary range, refuelling time, and weight requirements to decarbonize this important transportation sector.”