Lidl, in partnership with Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe, has launched the first green hydrogen-powered vehicle in the French mass retail sector. This initiative is part of Lidl’s broader strategy to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.


Following the opening of Europe’s first green hydrogen-powered logistics platform in Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique) in March 2022, Lidl is continuing its commitment to sustainable delivery methods. In collaboration with Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe, Lidl signed a charter at the Salon de l’Agriculture 2022 to introduce the first green hydrogen-powered truck.

Since the beginning of the year, this truck has been operating from the Carquefou platform, delivering goods to Lidl supermarkets in the Nantes region. This 26-tonne truck, equipped with a 100kW fuel cell and a range of 400 kilometres, refuels at the multi-energy station in La Roche-sur-Yon, which opened in December 2021, and uses 100 percent renewable green hydrogen supplied by Lhyfe.

“We are proud to have put this first green hydrogen vehicle on the road, representing a significant step in our energy transition. This collaboration with Lhyfe and the Jacky Perrenot Group demonstrates our commitment to working with partners who share our values and ambitions,” explains Xavier Pierre, Head of Transport and Environment at Lidl.

Jacky Perrenot, involved in climate change mitigation since 2012 and holding the “Objectif CO2” label for reducing carbon emissions, adapted this innovative vehicle. The collaboration between Lidl and Jacky Perrenot began with a charter signed at the Salon International de l’Agriculture in 2020, leading to the annual renewal of part of Lidl’s fleet with alternative energy vehicles. The introduction of the green hydrogen-powered truck marks a new milestone in their ongoing environmental commitment.