Hyzon Motors introduces its first hydrogen-powered waste collection truck in collaboration with Remondis Australia
Hyzon Motors has announced the start of a commercial trial involving its first heavy rigid fuel cell electric waste collection truck. The recipient of this groundbreaking vehicle is Remondsi Australia, a prominent international company specialising in recycling, service, and water management, with a substantial presence in Australia.
Remondis operates across 39 business locations in Australia, providing services to over 24,000 commercial, industrial, and municipal clients. The waste collection truck is earmarked to serve the municipalities of Wollongong and Shellharbour, operating from the company’s facility in Wollongong, New South Wales. The trial is contingent on the achievement of specific performance targets and holds the potential for a full purchase of the vehicle.
Hyzon’s heavy rigid truck has been designed as a versatile global platform suitable for various applications such as garbage compactors, tilt trays, and flatbed trucks. Importantly, the vehicle complies with Australian Design Rules (ADR) and is fully registered for operation on Australian roads.
The development of the truck in Australia has allowed Hyzon to harness local engineering and technical expertise to establish a robust team, efficient processes, and a product tailored for both domestic and global markets.
“We’re making it very clear that we’ve got a road-ready truck now, designed locally, which has entered commercial trials today,” said John Edgley, Managing Director of Hyzon Motors Australia. ”Hyzon is building zero emission solutions right here in Australia, drawing on Hyzon’s global fuel cell expertise while leveraging local skills and providing employment opportunities locally.”
Edgley continued, “We expect this trial to demonstrate Hyzon’s ability to deliver a world-class zero-emissions truck with exceptional performance, ushering in a new era of emissions-free benefits. Collaborating with Remondsi, we aim to instill confidence in the trucking sector to expedite the transition to zero emissions. We firmly believe that hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will play a pivotal role in decarbonising the transport sector and contribute significantly to Australia and New Zealand’s fuel security strategy for the future.”