White Logistics Partners With Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) for Groundbreaking Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Trial

By April 9, 2024 5   min read  (943 words)

April 9, 2024 |


• White Logistics to trial HVS Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEV) starting in late 2025
• Partnership will explore suitability of zero-emission hydrogen HGV technology for adoption onto their fleet

Glasgow– Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with White Logistics to explore the integration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGVs into the White Logistics’ fleet.

This partnership marks the beginning of a decarbonisation journey to net zero, providing White Logistics with trial vehicles to test the adoption of HVS’s groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell HGVs on its fleet. The MOA will enable White Logistics to collaborate with HVS on all aspects of hydrogen electric vehicle technology, hydrogen infrastructure and refuelling equipment and share operational data that will ensure a successful trial introduction. White Logistics will be in a favourable position to convert part of its fleet to these cutting edge, zero-emission HGVs following this trial period.

With a fleet of over 150 delivery vehicles and trailers, of which over 90 are heavy trucks, White Logistics has been providing comprehensive warehouse, storage and logistics solutions to businesses nationwide for over 50 years. From their base in the heart of Worcestershire close to the motorway network, White’s is committed to driving sustainable initiatives that decrease their carbon footprint and that of their customers and subcontractors.

Graeme White, Chief Executive Officer for White Logistics, said, “We pride ourselves on our modern fleet that is optimised for mileage and environmental efficiencies whilst always meeting the needs of our customers. As we look to the future, White Logistics will again be at the forefront of available vehicle technology. We are exploring the latest developments in alternative fuels and are very excited about working with HVS to understand how Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will support us in our net zero ambitions.”

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), headquartered in Glasgow, has emerged as a trailblazing force in the transportation sector. Focused on engineering excellence, design innovation, and sustainability, HVS is revolutionising the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. Their state-of-the-art powertrain solution, designed as a native Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) from the ground up, promises superior efficiency, outstanding performance, and a reduced environmental impact.

John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer at HVS, comments, “White Logistics’ decarbonisation vision aligns perfectly with our own and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Graeme and his team to integrate our hydrogen fuel cell HGVs into their vehicle fleet. We are passionate about helping the road haulage industry to decarbonise faster and look forward to providing the solutions that will help transition the White’s fleet to zero.”

The Transition to Zero Programme outlines HVS’ commitment to supporting potential partners in their journey towards zero-emission transportation. Through their collaboration in the Transition to Zero Programme, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a trial involving HVS’ innovative Hydrogen FCEV HGVs. This trial allows potential operators to test drive the vehicles on their delivery routes and experience hydrogen fuelling equipment firsthand. Following this trial, HVS anticipates that partners will select and acquire their vehicles for their transition to zero-emission operations.

Throughout continuous collaboration, both parties will provide comprehensive support to facilitate the transition to zero-emission fleets. This structured framework encompasses various aspects, including technology options, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, safety and regulation guidance, finance options, government incentives, warranty information, training programmes for driving and maintenance, and fleet assessment. The aim is to ensure a smooth transition by sharing detailed insights, information, and the resources necessary for a successful adoption of Hydrogen FCEV HGVs, aligned to partners’ sustainability goals.

About White Logistics

White Logistics has over 50 years of experience in the transportation sector, offering a diverse range of services from groupage, same day dispatches, and dedicated vehicles for larger shipments. As members of Palletforce, the UK’s leading pallet network delivering pallets throughout the UK and Europe, White Logistics have become a trusted logistics partner for business of all sizes. Over 130,000 square feet is currently dedicated to long and short-term storage, with all aspects of inventory management and order fulfilment provided to meet the needs of today’s manufacturers, online retailers, and distance sellers.

For more information about White Logistics, please visit

About HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems)

HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems) is a UK company founded 2017. From innovative powertrain design to ground up production, HVS is disrupting the commercial vehicle industry by being an early mover with the most advanced, all–new zero emission HGV. Leading the way in hydrogen electric vehicle design, HVS is pioneering cutting-edge solutions that will decarbonise one of the heaviest polluting sectors worldwide. Combining unique design, efficiency, and performance; HVS will provide the ultimate driver experience at lower costs and lowest emissions.
For more information about Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), please visit


Top Facts

Based on HVS’ conservative sales projections, by 2030 the new UK fleet of hydrogen HGVs displacing diesel vehicles could prevent more CO2 and noxious air emissions than the reported annual ground emissions of Heathrow airport.

Green hydrogen is an infinitely renewable fuel. It is made using renewable electricity to split water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen. In the fuel cell, hydrogen recombines with oxygen from the air to produce heat, power and water.
Fuel Cells were invented in the UK by a Welsh scientist Sir William Grove in 1839.

The UK is home to leading international hydrogen production, supply and storage industries, and HVS is an emerging OEM.


Main Image: Pictured: Mick Pegg, White Logistics Commercial Manager and John McLeister, HVS Chief Commercial Officer 

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