Ford Trucks has joined forces with Hexagon Purus, a global leader in zero-emission infrastructure and mobility solutions.
The collaboration aims to develop and deploy a Fuel Cell Electric-Powered Vehicle (FCEV) F-MAX as part of the ambitious Horizon Europe project ZEFES (Zero Emission Freight EcoSystem). As part of this pan-European initiative, Ford Trucks and Hexagon Purus are set to pioneer the transformation of long-haul heavy-duty trucking, driving the transition towards zero-emission logistics.
At the core of this collaboration is the ZEFES project, designed explicitly for the decarbonization of long-haul heavy-duty trucking across Europe. Ford Trucks, committed to being a leader in the global electrification strategy, envisions the F-MAX FCEV as a key player in revolutionizing the automotive industry’s decarbonization efforts. The project aims to demonstrate the viability and sustainability of fuel cell electric trucks in real-world operations.
Hexagon Purus, renowned for its expertise in zero-emission solutions, has been awarded a purchase order to deliver a comprehensive hydrogen fuel storage system for the F-MAX FCEV. This system is pivotal in powering the fuel cell electric heavy-duty prototype, utilizing Hexagon Purus’ in-depth knowledge of lightweight, reliable, and safe hydrogen storage technology. The collaboration marks a significant step in advancing fuel-cell electric long-haul heavy-duty trucking capabilities in Europe.
The F-MAX FCEV, Ford Trucks’ inaugural fuel cell-powered vehicle developed and manufactured in Turkey, is poised to make a significant impact on the transportation landscape. The vehicle will play a crucial role in the ZEFES project’s larger fleet of zero-emission trucks, collecting valuable data from real-world operations. This data will contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of fuel cell electric trucking, furthering the goals of sustainable and eco-friendly transportation.