Hyzon Motors Signs Covenant to Join Utrecht, The Netherlands’ 1,800 Hydrogen Vehicle Initiative

By May 20, 2021 3   min read  (620 words)

May 20, 2021 |

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  • The initiative, organized by the Dutch province of Utrecht, aims to deploy 1,800 hydrogen vehicles and up to 10 hydrogen refilling stations by 2025.
  • Hyzon’s European headquarters is based in The Netherlands and Hyzon Europe is manufacturing hydrogen trucks in the Groningen area.
  • Hyzon’s participation follows the recently launched Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, which promotes international collaboration and cooperation between partners along the hydrogen value chain.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”), a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, today announced its execution of the Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility in Utrecht (the “Covenant”). Through its participation, Hyzon plans to leverage existing technology to supply zero-emission transportation solutions specified in the initiative.

The initiative brings together partners at the forefront of the transition to hydrogen with the goal of stimulating production of green hydrogen and developing regional hydrogen fueling infrastructure. This clean fuel will power commercial vehicles including trucks and buses on the streets of Utrecht using hydrogen fuel cells.

The province of Utrecht is a leader in the hydrogen mobility space, with multiple hydrogen fueling stations already in use and additional stations planned. Utrecht aims to cement the region’s leadership in moving towards a zero-emissions future. By signing the Covenant, the parties affirm their commitment to contributing to the realization of the following, either directly or indirectly:

  • Construction of five to ten hydrogen filling stations
  • Operationalizing 300 trucks and other heavy vehicles powered by hydrogen
  • Placing 1,500 lighter vehicles (such as passenger cars and delivery vans) that run on hydrogen into service
  • Operationalizing one to two hydrogen-powered water vessels
  • Operationalizing two to five hydrogen-powered coach buses

Utrecht’s ambitions are particularly noteworthy due to the aggressive timeline: the parties have pledged to reach these goals by 2025. While the global transition to zero-emissions transportation is still in its early days, the initiative underscores both the importance and the viability of accelerating the shift. Hyzon Motors Europe BV moved into its new production facility in the Groningen area earlier in 2021 and is starting to produce and deliver hydrogen trucks to customers from that facility.

Hyzon’s participation follows the establishment of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, an international effort to advance hydrogen ecosystems. With founding members such as AXA, Bank of America, Raven SR, ReCarbon, and Total, Hyzon’s initiative aligns the supply and demand side of the sector, pooling collective expertise to make zero-emissions hydrogen mobility a reality.

Craig Knight, CEO and Co-Founder of Hyzon, said:

“The Utrecht 1,800 vehicle pledge connects and aligns partners along every step of the value chain: local governments, green hydrogen producers, distributors, FCEV OEMs, and customers. Hydrogen will play a significant role in decarbonizing transport; if we focus on building out the ecosystem through collaborations such as this and the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, we can reach our zero emissions goals that much more swiftly.”

About Hyzon Motors Inc.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with operations in EuropeSingaporeAustralia and China, Hyzon is a leader in hydrogen mobility. Hyzon is a pure-play hydrogen mobility company with an exclusive focus on hydrogen in the commercial vehicle market. Utilizing its proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to produce zero-emission commercial vehicles for customers in North AmericaEurope, and across the world. The company is contributing to the escalating adoption of hydrogen vehicles through its demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and history of rapid innovation. Visit

As announced on February 9, 2021, Hyzon has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: DCRB), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that would result in Hyzon becoming a publicly listed company. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.


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