Hydrogenics Inks Fuel Cell Trucking Deal in SoCal

Mississauga, Ontario-based Hydrogenics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen fuel cell power systems, will supply six heavy-duty fuel cell power modules to GTI and TransPower for a set of Class 8 Navistar drayage trucks scheduled to be deployed in Southern California early next year.

The trucks are part of the California Air Resources Board’s California Climate Investments program, meant to enable the acceleration of low-carbon technology in commercial trucking applications. For this project, GTI is the program manager, TransPower is the vehicle integrator, Navistar is the chassis provider and Total Transportation Services Inc. is the operator. Hydrogenics’ fuel cells are expected to be shipped in the fourth quarter of 2018; additional terms were not disclosed.

“GTI is excited to be a part of this consortium, including Hydrogenics, that brings leadership and experience in their respective fields to propel the transition to a post-petroleum, heavy-duty trucking economy,” states Ted Barnes, research and development director at GTI. “In California, we are starting to see numerous examples of heavy-duty vehicle platforms moving successfully to zero-emission by adopting fuel cell technology.”