Hyzon details the European hydrogen truck plant – Just Auto
Hyzon Motors provided details of its largest production site in Winschoten, the Netherlands.
The factory opened in March 2021 and has a capacity of 500 trucks per year.
In 2022, the company plans to increase its capacity to 1,000 trucks per year through operational updates and the addition of a second shift.
Winschoten will be the European hub for vehicle assembly as well as for the development of new automotive technologies, such as the company’s lightweight and easy-to-assemble hydrogen storage system.
The surrounding region of the north of the Netherlands is the first region in Europe to receive a grant to develop a fully functional green hydrogen chain.
Winschoten is also located near an international freight port, a large freight station and close to Germany, which allows easy export to EU countries.
“The momentum around hydrogen is growing rapidly across Europe,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon. “This new facility allows us to meet that demand today and to grow rapidly as demand increases in the years to come. ”
Hyzon is based in Rochester, New York, with operations in the United States in the Chicago and Detroit areas, and international operations in the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Germany and China.
It specializes in fuel cell electric powertrains focused on the commercial vehicle market and has a short-term focus on return-to-base (captive fleet) operations.
Using proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to provide zero emission heavy duty trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world to mitigate emissions from diesel transportation .