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PBT tries fuel cells

Thursday, 25 November 2021 ( #1053 ) - Auckland, New Zealand
PBT is focused on improving fuel efficiency and cutting emissions
PBT is focused on improving fuel efficiency and cutting emissions

PBT Express Freight Network has confirmed it will operate one of the first Hyzon hydrogen fuel cell trucks when they arrive in New Zealand next year.

The 600 HP, 58 T GCM tractor unit is powered by 100% green hydrogen, with the only emissions being water vapour, which will remove approximately 250 T of CO2 from the atmosphere every year.

PBT CEO Dave Lovegrove says: “Our customers are increasingly focused on more sustainable supply chains, and we share similar values when it comes to decarbonising the transport network and delivering a better tomorrow. At PBT, we’re focused on a range of initiatives from in-vehicle technology to improve fuel efficiency, to electric forklifts in our branch network, and now with this exciting new and 100% green heavy vehicle technology.”

PBT will operate the Hyzon Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck under a fully maintained operating lease from TR Group and in association with Hiringa Refuelling and Hyzon Motors.

The first units will be in New Zealand in mid-2022 for performance testing, with more arriving towards the end of the year.

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