The first 55-ton hydrogen-powered milk truck has been delivered to Transport Groep Noord in the Netherlands, a carrier providing transport for multinational dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
The 55-ton vehicle was delivered by American company Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles. The truck is a HyMax 450 Puller built on a Class-8 DAF truck chassis.
It is expected to have up to 520 kilometer range with motor power up to 550 kilowatt capacity. Transport Groep Noord plans to operate the truck on specific routes in the North of the Netherlands, where the first hydrogen-powered milk delivery took place last week in a Hyzon truck.
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Transport Groep Noord operates 25 trucks for FrieslandCampina. FrieslandCampina is aiming for a transition of its entire fleet to zero-emissions vehicles. In its sustainability program ‘Nourishing a better planet’, FrieslandCampina sets itself goals, including CO2-neutral production in the year 2050. As an intermediate step the dairy company wants to have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions by more than one third in the year 2030.