Hyliion CEO: Natural gas key to future of electric trucking (with video)

Thomas Healy, the founder and CEO of Hyliion (NYSE:HYLN), believes that as the trucking industry moves into an electric-powered future, the best way forward involves using natural gas to generate the electricity itself.

“It’s taking the best of both worlds.” Healy said during the FreightWaves LIVE @HOME virtual conference on Thursday. Healy delivered a keynote address and took questions from attendees, covering everything from Hyliion’s drive trains to refilling times to the implications of the presidential election.

The CEO spoke weeks after Austin, Texas-based Hyliion went public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger, making the 28-year-old the youngest self-made billionaire in the U.S.