In a story published by the Glasgow Times, the Glasgow City Council has awarded funding for hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks.
The local authority approved these deals for the 26-ton Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric RCVs (refuse collection vehicles) with Arcola Energy Limited and Farid Hillend Engineering Limited over a five-year period.
At a recent council meeting, it was confirmed that the vehicles were expected to be fully operational by October 2022 with the first truck being delivered to the council at the beginning of January next year.
Councillor Jim Kavanagh said: “The purchase of 19 trucks for £7 million is a substantial investment from the council.
“I don’t see anything in the report related to costs for a refueling hydrogen center. Would it be in each depot and what would be the cost of that?
“What would be the overall cost of the hydrogen refuel centers? There’s no point in having a vehicle if there’s no charging point for it.”
The agreement will begin at the end of the month and will be fully supplied by October 31, 2022, under a phased delivery schedule.