The attraction of hydrogen as a supplier of energy for road freight transportation comes from the high efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells, which is significantly higher than that of combustion engines. In addition, the complete lack of SOX, CO2 and particulate matter emissions argues in favour of this type of drive.
The existing and growing network of H2 filling stations provides one way of refuelling HyBat Trucks. With strong support from European and German policy-makers, a hydrogen supply network is currently being set up within Germany. However, there are still some large gaps in this network.
For freight forwarders, investing in their own hydrogen supply at the depot is a cost-effective alternative. The energy required for electrolysis is supplied by the local power grid. In-house H2 production guarantees independence and planning security.