- Under a newly signed MoU, Hyzon will provide the zero-emissions trucks to HongYun Automobile
- Orders are expected to be placed in 2021 and 2022
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Hyzon Motors Inc (NASDAQ: HYZN) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Hydrogen HongYun Automotive Co., ltd for the purchase of 500 hydrogen-powered electric trucks.
Hyzon, a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, expects, subject to execution of a definitive vehicle supply agreement, to provide 49-ton hydrogen-powered tractor trucks to HongYun. Under the non-binding MoU, the initial order of 100 vehicles is expected before the end of 2021 while the other 400 vehicles will be ordered in 2022.
HongYun Automobile focuses on providing logistics solutions primarily through hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles. The company provides operation, leasing and maintenance service for customers across the country, including one of the world’s largest steelmakers. After Hyzon delivers the vehicles, HongYun will be responsible for the subsequent commercial arrangements with its end customers.
“Hydrogen fuel cell technology has been adopted more quickly in China than in the rest of the world,” said Hyzon CEO Craig Knight. “This allows Hyzon to begin the critical work of decarbonizing the environment, while building experience, capacity, and expertise which will be applied globally.”
Hydrogen, which is converted to electricity through a fuel cell with no tailpipe emissions, powers the vehicle through fuel cells that are compact, powerful and uniquely suited for long haul and high utilization back-to-base transport. Hydrogen fuel tanks can be refilled as fast as diesel tanks, a distinct advantage over batteries that typically take at least twice as long to recharge.
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with U.S. operations in the Chicago and Detroit areas, and international operations in the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Germany, and China, Hyzon is a leader in fuel cell electric mobility with an exclusive focus on the commercial vehicle market, and a near-term focus on back to base (captive fleet) operations. Utilizing its proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to supply zero-emission heavy duty trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world to mitigate emissions from diesel transportation, which is one of the single largest sources of carbon emissions globally. The Company is contributing to the escalating adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles through its demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and history of rapid innovation. Visit www.hyzonmotors.com.
Shanghai Hongyun Automobile Co., Ltd. is committed to become the leader in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle operation. The core team of the company has solid operation experience and master the real time vehicle data management, they had built up a deep cooperation with several large logistics group in China including Baowu Group, Zhejiang Eurasian Supply Chain, Jiaoyun Hubei Logistics Group, Kuodao Logistics, Changxin International Logistics etc. At present, the company is focusing on the operation of hydrogen-powered heavy duty trucks by leveraging its rich end user resources in logistics industry.