A hundred hydrogen trucks delivered in China

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by Emily Atkins

Chinese truck and heavy equipment manufacturer XCMG has delivered a batch of 100 hydrogen-fueled trucks to the Mengxi Zhenghe Group.

The construction company will use the trucks to build a mine near Ordos in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The trucks are part of a 1,000 hydrogen fueled truck order, signed with Sino-Synergy Hydrogen Energy Technology.

The three companies held a ceremony to mark the delivery in Xuzhou. XCMG will deliver more than 1,000 hydrogen-fueled trucks to the company by 2025 under a strategic cooperation agreement with Sino-Synergy. The deal is a part of XCMG’s plan to expand into the hydrogen-fueled green energy transport industry.

“We are confident that using XCMG’s hydrogen-fueled heavy truck can create a safe, efficient, economic and low-carbon transportation service for the majority of mining areas,” said Luo Dong, Deputy General Manager of Mengxi Zhenghe Group, the end client of this deal. “This marks another landmark bulk purchase order of such heavy trucks from XCMG.”

XCMG’s hydrogen-fueled heavy trucks have a power output of 110kW and come equipped with a multi-gear automated manual transmission (AMT). The truck’s range is over 450km and includes XCMG’s self-developed drive motor that boasts an efficiency of over 97 percent. Thousands of hours of hardware and software tests have shown the vehicle and its components are well adapted to the extremely cold conditions and steep slope terrain in mining areas.

Based on operational data calculations, using 100 of these hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at 50,000 kilometers per year will offset carbon dioxide emissions by 7,950 tons compared with gas-fueled vehicles.

XCMG launched its first hydrogen-fueled heavy truck in 2020 as it took its first steps to become a pioneer in the application of hydrogen energy technology.