Scania is currently working on a project to develop an initial 20 fuel cell electric trucks with Cummins Inc.
Scania and Cummins to Cooperate on Green Hydrogen Project
For many years, Scania has been part of various development projects for hydrogen technologies to gain insights. Whilst there are batteries in every fuel cell electric truck, fully battery powered trucks remain Scania’s main strategy as they provide a higher uptime and improved costs per km or hour of operations for our customers.
The fuel cell electric trucks will be built on Scania’s battery electric vehicle platform and leverage Cummins’ PEM fuel cell systems and hydrogen fuelling and storage solutions. Once Cummins has added fuel cells to the trucks, the 20 trucks will be delivered to HyTrucks in 2024, a jointly created initiative project in the Netherlands run by Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
The HyTrucks project will enable Scania to learn even more about how to install fuel cell systems, the operations and what customers experience. To accelerate the shift towards sustainable transports Scania needs all sources of renewable energy. Hydrogen is a good way of storing energy over long cycles, and will play an important role in decarbonisation if produced in an environmentally friendly way. Scania is interested to learn what role green hydrogen can play. It might not be the most efficient solution but it is free of carbon. There are some types of transport that are hard to abate in other ways in the short run.