Quantron and Westgass Hydrogen are teaming up to introduce hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the Nordic countries. The German e-mobility firm will provide the FCEV trucks, while the Norwegian hydrogen distributor will supply the fuel.
Quantron and Westgass Hydrogen, a Norwegian hydrogen distributor, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to deploy hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and fuel them across the Nordic countries.
Under this partnership, Quantron will provide fuel cell trucks, while Westgass Hydrogen will supply the hydrogen fuel. The collaboration will have a significant impact on transportation in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, with Quantron aiming to launch its commercial rollout in Norway by 2024. The first ten to 20 hydrogen trucks will be tested by launch customers, and Westgass Hydrogen will join the list of preferred hydrogen suppliers.
Westgass Hydrogen currently sells hydrogen at 25 retail sites in Norway and will also partner with Quantron to supply hydrogen for a future pan-European network. Westgass has joined Quantron’s Clean Transportation Alliance (CTA), which is part of a 360-degree platform to further promote the Quantron-as-a-Service (QaaS) business. The QaaS business includes new vehicles and conversions, after-sales solutions, and the latest Quantron Energy & Power Station division, which will produce green hydrogen and electricity as a platform.
Quantron aims to deploy 500 fuel cell trucks in Norway alone by 2027, and the collaboration with Westgass Hydrogen follows a recently announced partnership with Norwegian Hydrogen. Although Quantron is active in the United States and has signed its first clients in October 2022, the company will most likely deploy its first hydrogen trucks in the Nordics. Quantron’s latest QHM FCEV Heavy Truck is a tractor unit with a range of up to 1,500 kilometers, and the fuel cells are sourced from Ballard Power Systems.