One of Sweden’s major municipal waste companies has struck an agreement to add hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks and light vehicles to its fleet.
Renova, which is owned by 10 municipalities across the Gothenburg Region in western Sweden, has signed a memorandum of understanding with hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global for five commercial vehicles.
It supports the City of Gothenburg’s ambition to ensure its own vehicle fleet is fossil-free by 2023 and carbon emissions across the entire transport system is reduced by 90% by 2030.
Within Gothenburg Green City Zone the city is also aiming to achieve emission-free transport by 2030, i.e. vehicles solely driven using electricity or hydrogen.
Renova CEO Anders Åström said: “This is an important step in our need to reduce our environmental impact. Together with the City of Gothenburg we are reviewing how we can deliver a more sustainable transport solution.
“We believe the partnership with H2X Global will be a further step in our vehicle development for a cleaner future for the city of Gothenburg.”
The initiative also supports Sweden’s goal to reduce emissions by 70%, compared with 2010 levels, by 2030 and reach net zero before 2045.