Wishing to accelerate its move away from diesel, La Poste has announced that its first hydrogen-powered truck will be in operation by the end of 2022.
A forerunner in new energies, La Poste is speeding up its use of hydrogen. After having tested several examples of the Renault Kangoo hydrogen by Symbio a few years ago, the French group is getting ready to integrate its very first hydrogen truck. It will be based at the Thillay platform in the Val-d’Oise region of France and will be powered by green hydrogen from a mobile station supplied by TotalEnergies.
Also part of the “LaunchHYGood” consortium, led by France Supply Chain, La Poste has committed to acquiring five other fuel cell trucks by 2023.
A multi-energy vision
While La Poste is committed to the hydrogen solution, it is not abandoning other alternative energies to diesel. Already the owner of the largest electric fleet in France, the group is going to double its fleet of electric vehicles by acquiring 8,000 additional electric utility vehicles.
For heavy vehicles, the group also intends to use biofuels and biogas by setting up 8 bioGNV stations in its logistics centers.