Nottingham-based Luxfer Gas Cylinders, in partnership with Tevva Hydrogen Electric Trucks, has launched the UK’s first mass produced hydrogen-electric truck.
The 7.5 tonne HGV, which is the first fuel-cell supported truck to be manufactured, designed and mass produced in the UK, features a ‘plug and play’ hydrogen storage system.
It was designed and built in collaboration with Tevva engineers and a team of alternative fuel specialists at Luxfer’s Nottingham headquarters.
Jim Gregory, European business development manager at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, said: “We were approached by Tevva in October 2020 because they were looking for a partner that focuses on safety and innovation, could meet their supplier code of conduct ethos, and has a shared vision to help make hydrogen the accessible and sustainable clean fuel of today.
“The system – designed using three of our G-Stor H2 cylinders – was fit for purpose and could be slotted into their existing structure seamlessly.
“This solution offers the best of both worlds, and we’re hugely proud to have been involved in bringing the concept to fruition in what is a landmark launch, showcasing how the UK is leading the way in hydrogen technology.”
A Tevva REX Team spokesperson added: “The team at Luxfer Gas Cylinders has been a great support to us from our initial prototype work to this milestone of launching our first hydrogen electric truck. We look forward to continuing to work with Luxfer as we make further improvements to the design of the bespoke hydrogen storage system ahead of the 7.5T hydrogen electric vehicle entering production.”