Energy Efficiency, Energy Procurement, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - November 16, 2021
Daimler Truck to Develop Hydrogen Ecosystem
Daimler Truck AG and TotalEnergies signed an agreement on their joint commitment to the decarbonization of road freight in the European Union. The two companies will collaborate on the development of ecosystems for heavy-duty trucks running on hydrogen and plan to demonstrate the effectiveness of trucking powered by clean hydrogen.
The collaboration includes hydrogen sourcing and logistics, dispensing of hydrogen in service stations, development of hydrogen-based trucks, establishment of a customer base as well as other areas.
TotalEnergies, a Paris-based energy company, plans by 2030 to operate directly or indirectly up to 150 hydrogen refueling stations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. As part of the collaboration, Daimler Truck, a Stuttgart, Germany- based auto manufacturer, will supply hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trucks to its customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France by 2025.
In order to develop these projects and to establish hydrogen-based transportation as a viable option, both companies want to jointly investigate the means of reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of hydrogen truck operations, in line with their common approach to work together with authorities on the regulatory framework in the European Union.
“Regarding the long-haul freight segment, we are convinced that CO2-neutral transportation will be enabled in the future by hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks as well as purely battery-powered trucks,” said Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Member of the board of management at Daimler Truck in a statement. “For this, we want to establish a pan-European hydrogen ecosystem together with strong partners such as TotalEnergies.”