The port of Rotterdam and the French producer of technical gases AirLiquide want to expand the network of hydrogen filling stations for fuel cell powered trucks.
Daimler Buses is expanding its range of electric buses to include the eCitaro G articulated bus variant. The first vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2020.
The US company Hyzon Motors has founded a subsidiary in Groningen, the Netherlands, to build fuel cell trucks for the European market.
Hyundai has shipped ten heavy fuel cell trucks to Switzerland, which are to be used there from September 2020. At the same time, the South Korean truck manufacturer has announced that it is developing an H2 tractor unit with a range of 1000 km per filling for heavy long-haul transport.
In 2019, the sales figures for electric buses in the EU have more than doubled compared to 2018. At the same time, sales figures for diesel buses fell in most major European markets. This is shown by the 2019 registration figures for buses over 3.5 tonnes, published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), broken down by type of drive.
The Chinese technology group BYD Company Ltd. and the Japanese Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors, Ltd. will cooperate in the development of battery electric commercial vehicles in the future.