Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, has formed a strategic partnership with Edwin C Farrall Transport Ltd (Farrall’s Group) to integrate hydrogen fuel cell heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) into Farrall’s fleet.


Source: HVS

Farrall’s Managing Director, Matthew Farrall with John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer, HVS.

Farrall’s Group, a third-generation family transportation company based in northwest England, has committed to zero-emission commercial vehicle trials through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HVS

“Our team is continually looking at ways to reduce and improve our environmental emissions output,” says Matthew Farrall, Managing Director at Farrall’s Group. “We all have a responsibility to look after our environment, and as a family, we are extremely conscious we must set a responsible example for all to follow. Our partnership with HVS allows us to explore the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and helps us to deliver a greener running fleet to improve our impact on local communities.”

The MOA outlines the objective of providing Farrall’s Group with HVS Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGVs for trial in late 2025. The partnership will include sharing vehicle data, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling, route planning, infrastructure support, and performance optimization.

“At HVS, our focus is on collaborating with transport and logistics providers to help them achieve their Net Zero targets,” explains John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer for HVS. ”We are closely aligned with the climate aims of the Farrall family and are looking forward to supporting them on their net-zero journey. Our cooperation with the hydrogen supply chain will ensure that our vehicles offer a highly competitive TCO by providing the most appropriate hydrogen infrastructure and a zero-emission fuel cell vehicle that offers heavier payloads, longer range, and faster refuelling compared to battery electric alternatives.”

HVS aims to innovate the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry with its powertrain solution, designed as a native Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) to enhance efficiency, performance, and reduce environmental impact.

Founded in 1956 by Eddie and Joan Farrall, Farrall’s Group has grown to a fleet of 70 vehicles and 100 trailers, with three BRC AA accredited warehouses, a vehicle workshop, and a dedicated team of over 120 employees. The company has also planted over 1,700 trees as part of its Farrall’s Group Family Forest initiative, capturing as much carbon as the group produces in one year.

Established in 2017, HVS is a UK company focused on hydrogen electric vehicle design. It aims to decarbonise the commercial vehicle industry with advanced zero-emission HGVs, offering efficiency, performance, and lower emissions.