Air Products pledges to transition entire distribution fleet to hydrogen

It has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cummins to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia

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Air Products has pledged to convert its global fleet of around 2,000 distribution trucks to hydrogen fuel cell zero-emission vehicles.

It has signed a memorandum of understanding with global power and hydrogen technologies company Cummins to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Cummins will provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products.

The two companies will also work together to increase the accessibility of green hydrogen, including hydrogen infrastructure opportunities that promote the adoption of the fuel for mobility.

Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products’ Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said: “We believe hydrogen is the future for heavy duty segments of the transportation market and we can demonstrate to the world its merits by being a first-mover in transitioning our heavy-duty fleet of trucks to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

“We are pleased to be working with Cummins to achieve our fleet transition goals. Sustainability is Air Products’ growth strategy and creates our growth opportunities, and nothing says more about our company’s approach to sustainability than a fleet of zero-emission vehicles on the road delivering product to customers every day.”