TotalEnergies has joined the H2Accelerate group that is committed to working together to accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen for trucking.
Comprising of Daimler, IVECO, OMV, Shell and Volvo, the group will collaborate to create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe.
The decade long scale-up is expected to begin with groups of customers willing to make an early commitment to hydrogen-based trucking.
These fleets are expected to operate in regional clusters and along European high-capacity corridors with good refuelling station coverage.
During the decade, these clusters can then be interconnected to build a truly pan-European network.
TotalEnergies has been welcomed to the group as a key future supplier of green hydrogen and owner of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for trucking.
John Wilson, Vice-President, Gas Mobility at TotalEnergies Marketing and Services, said, “The environmental and practical benefits of driving on hydrogen make it one of the most promising alternative fuels for tomorrow’s sustainable mobility, particularly in long-haul road transport.
“To meet the 2030 emission reduction targets for this segment, we must work together across the hydrogen value chain to ensure that this energy, the vehicles and the required infrastructure are in place as soon as possible.
“This is what H2Accelerate is striving for. Becoming a member will help us in our goal to develop hydrogen refuelling stations for trucks in Europe, and beyond, and is another step towards our climate ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050 together with society.”