The Norwegian food retailer NorgesGruppen has recently been supplying a number of its branches using four 26-tonne vehicles powered by hydrogen.
It is the first commercial use of trucks with fuel cells from Scania.
The logistics subsidiary Asko of the Norgesgruppen retail group has commissioned four emission-free trucks with fuel cells at its distribution center in Trondheim in central Norway.
The retailer supplies;
- 1,834 grocery stores in 89 percent of Norway’s municipalities
- 900 points of sale as retail convenience goods stores
- 1,000 independent retailers
On January 20th, 2020 Asko launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered distribution vehicles. The distribution vehicles are electrically powered by fuel from fuel cells that use hydrogen as fuel.
The hydrogen-powered trucks are one of ASKO’s efforts towards the goal of being emission-free in 2026.
The four distribution vehicles put into operation have a range of 500 kilometers with a total weight of 26 tonnes. The distribution trucks are manufactured by Scania with support from, among others, ENOVA.
The hydrogen for the cars is produced locally, with energy from 9000 square meters of rooftop solar cells at ASKO MIDT-NORGE. Hydrogen produced should not only be used on the new distribution tucks, but also on cars and trucks in their own business.