E-Trucks Europe orders seven additional HyRange® hydrogen fuel cells.
With the continuation of co-operation, maintenance service has also been agreed.
Puchheim near Munich – The German cleantech expert for hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid systems with a CO2-free footprint, “Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH” (www.proton-motor.de), announces the receipt of a further order from “E-Trucks Europe” (www.e-truckseurope.com). Based in the Netherlands and Belgium, the specialist for the construction of hydrogen-electric commercial vehicles has ordered seven additional fuel cell systems from Proton Motor. This was preceded in 2020 by the production of the first five “HyRange®” solutions from the Bavarian technology provider to increase reach in the context of the EU-funded project “REVIVE” (Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe). The current order, which is again intended for use in refuse collections trucks, is detached from this. Both sides have also agreed on maintenance arrangements for the next five years.
Follow-on order confirms reliability of hydrogen refuse collection vehicles
E-Trucks Europe CEO André Beukers stated at the occasion of the new order: “After the initial deployment of five Proton Motor HyRange units, we are very pleased to continue our co-operation with Proton Motor and be able to offer our customers fully hydrogen-electric refuse collection trucks which can be used 24 hours a day whilst remaining emission-free and silent.” Proton Motor CEO Dr. Faiz Nahab commented that the follow-on order confirms the attractiveness and reliability of Proton Motors HyRange® in harsh, real life commercial vehicle applications. The drive of the garbage collection vehicles is 100 percent electric, which makes them quiet without any emission of greenhouse gases or particulate matter. To increase the range, they will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cell technology. The public use of the already fully equipped vehicles is already taking place successfully on the roads of Dutch cities such as Breda, Best, Helmond, Eindhoven and Groningen.