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Hyzon to trial hydrogen-powered towing vehicles in Aus

Nationwide Group to test transport performance of vehicles assembled at new Melbourne facility

Global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles Hyzon Motors is on track to deliver its first order of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles this year. 

Under a new partnership agreement with RACV, Hyzon will also build its Australian headquarters at a purpose-built facility including corporate offices, showroom, assembly warehousing and workshop in Noble Park, Melbourne. 

The partnership includes a first order of hydrogen-powered vehicles for RACV-owned subsidiary Nationwide Group, the first order of such vehicles for a towing company in Australia.

Hyzon Motors is expected to deliver three locally manufactured Hyzon HyMax TT7 tilt-tray trucks and one of Hyzon’s fully imported HyMax prime mover to Nationwide Group.  

Nationwide Group CEO Michael Stephenson says the business is excited to explore how hydrogen can play a part in the future of road transport in Australia.  

“Nationwide is keen to assess the performance of these vehicles in a real-world test for towing and transport and is thrilled to be part of this new industry leading partnership,” Stephenson says.  

These hydrogen-powered vehicles will be trialled by Nationwide Group on arrival that is scheduled for end of this year.  

Hyzon Motors Australia and NZ MD John Edgley says announcement is exciting news not just for the local economy, but for Australia’s energy transition aspirations and the manufacturing jobs of the future.  

“We are focused on generating new jobs, new manufacturing and technology facilities, and a fundamentally new industry in Australia and New Zealand, that will underpin a sustainable future for the region,” Edgley says.  

“With governments across Australia and New Zealand shifting their focus towards hydrogen as a cost-competitive and zero-emission fuel source, Hyzon stands ready to support and partner on key projects and initiatives.  

“Hyzon has already hit the ground running in the region, with scheduled 2022 deliveries including coaches to Fortescue Metals in Western Australia, prime movers to Coregas in NSW and TR Group in New Zealand, road train prime movers to Ark Energy in Queensland and the HyMax GSL garbage trucks with Superior Pak across the region.   

“The opportunity to partner and work with the RACV, a trusted brand, across the home, motoring, mobility, energy and leisure sectors is an exciting prospect for our business.”   

RACV CEO Neil Taylor says the partnership with Hyzon Motors aligned with the company’s objective to support a cleaner energy future.  

“RACV is a strong supporter of the transition to a cleaner energy future,” Taylor says.

“We have a purchase power agreement with Snowy Hydro which covers all our company owned sites in Victoria, are a major and fast-growing player in the solar installation market via RACV Solar and have other investments in cleaner energy such as Chargefox, Restart EV and have installed Solar Power at all RACV Victorian Resorts.

“We see building a bigger portfolio of Cleaner Energy assets and businesses as a strong part of RACV’s future, both within Victoria and across Australia.  

“Our partnership with Hyzon Motors is the first of its kind in Victoria and will generate new local jobs and contribute significantly to a cleaner energy future over many years to come.”

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