TNI || New Delhi || 06th Sept 2021
SoCalGas- Southern California Gas Co, USA’s largest gas distribution utility has tied up with Hyzon Motors Inc. for a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric utility truck.
Hyzon Motors happens to be a leading world supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial automobiles.
This partnership would be in line with SoCalGas’ NetZero 2045 climate commitment, which also includes replacing the fleet with electric and fuel cell electric vehicles and thereby achieve a 100% zero-emissions fleet by 2035.
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The partnership will have Hyzon give out Class 3 commercial service body utility truck by 2022. It is expected to reach a maximum power of 200 KW and have a range of 300 miles.
The chassis will be the present one which is used by SoCalGas, which will mean minimizing training.
Senator Bob Archuleta said that by partnering with Hyzon Motors, SoCalGas has shown its commitment to decarbonize the fleet that is already on the road.
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It will go a long way in helping California meet its climate change goals. Sandra Hrna, Vice President, supply chain and operations, SoCalGas is of an opinion that partnership with Hyzon will help them accelerate their transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2035.
Since the transportation sector accounts for the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state, it becomes their responsibility to decarbonize the fleet.
Craig Knight, Hyzon CEO, says that the company’s fuel cell can power 154-ton trucks, and they can very well adapt to enhance the performance need of SoCalGas’ fleet.