Hydrogen Stakeholders Team up to Advance Heavy-Duty Fueling

Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel, Nikola Motor, Shell and Toyota have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop and test hydrogen fueling hardware for heavy-duty (HD) vehicles.

Under the MOU, the vehicle and infrastructure companies plan to test pre-commercial 70MPa hydrogen heavy-duty vehicle high-flow (H70HF) fueling hardware for future Class 8 (40-ton) trucks. The industry group has created specifications for the fueling nozzle, vehicle receptacle, dispenser hose and breakaway device components for the purpose of developing a request for proposals for suppliers.

The group is requesting notification of suppliers’ intent to participate in a pre-commercial development and test program designed specifically for this fueling hardware. The hardware samples will undergo performance tests in accordance with the appropriate SAE/ISO/CSA industry standards.