Hyzon Motors has signed definitive purchase agreements to supply up to 20 units of 50 ton hydrogen trucks to subsidiaries of major Dutch transport companies Jan Bakker and Millenaar & van Schaik.
Hyzon plans to start delivering vehicles in Q4 of 2021, with the remaining trucks arriving in 2022. The HyMax 450 Tractors, which are built on a class-8 DAF truck chassis, are expected to have a range of up to 320 miles per refill and a motor capacity of up to 550 kW. With its in-house high-power fuel cell technology, Hyzon is currently the only company in the world offering hydrogen trucks with GVWRs up to 50 tons.
Hyzon plans to build the trucks at its European facility in the Groningen area of the Netherlands, where orders for Hyzon-branded commercial vehicles are being taken from all over the world. The trucks were purchased by Duurzaam Transport B.V., a Jan Bakker subsidiary, and H2 Transport B.V., a Millenaar & van Schaik subsidiary.
Jan Bakker and Millenaar & van Schaik are the first European construction companies to purchase zero-emission trucks, and they plan to convert their entire fleet. Jan Bakker’s corporate family consists of 17 companies involved in transportation, energy, and agricultural trade. Millenaar & van Schaik is one of the Netherlands’ largest asphalt transport companies. Both companies are dedicated to environmentally friendly practices and the use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Hyzon’s commitment to FCEVs will be extended along their truck routes.