Road transport

Hydrogen trucks are very similar to diesel vehicles in terms of transport capability, range, refueling time and driving performance, and have zero CO2 emissions.

The inescapable challenge of decarbonisation

Road transport is the number one choice for businesses as it is usually more economical than air transport, faster than sea transport and more adaptable than rail transport. In 2022, road transport accounted for 87.6% of internal goods traffic, compared to 10.1% for rail and 2.4% for waterway transport1.

The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge for achieving the targets set by authorities.

Hydrogen, the decarbonised heavy-duty mobility solution!

The transition from road transport to cleaner engines is under way. As part of its new sustainable mobility strategy, the European Commission aims to have 60,000 hydrogen trucks on the road by 20302.

There are two types of hydrogen truck:

  • Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles producing electricity on board
  • Vehicles driven by a hydrogen combustion engine

Two solutions for decarbonising road transport.

In 2022, the IEA recorded around a dozen models of fuel cell electric truck on the market, some with a range of 800 km. By 2024, several manufacturers have stated that they will be selling trucks with a range exceeding 1200 km3.

 France Hydrogène
 IEA – Global Hydrogen Review 2022

The challenge of very high flow refueling

One of the major advantages of hydrogen for mobility is rapid refueling. HRS is committed to deploying new technologies enabling very high flow refueling at 700 bar.

As part of the European RHeaDHy project, the R&D teams at HRS are pooling their expertise within a consortium in order to achieve a fivefold reduction in refueling time and enable a 100 kg tank to be fully refueled in 10 minutes at 700 bar.

Advantages of hydrogen for road transport

Our heavy-duty mobility realisations