H2X Global, a leading provider of hydrogen fuel cell solutions, has been awarded a significant fleet-wide contract valued at up to 240 million Swedish Kronor ($22.9 million) by Renova AB, the waste management operator in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

This contract marks the second collaboration between H2X Global and Renova AB, further solidifying their commitment to sustainable transportation and zero-emission fleet operations.


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The contract, awarded to H2X Global’s subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB, aims to establish the largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in Sweden. H2X Global has successfully secured vehicles in 12 out of the 13 categories specified in the public tender released in December 2022. The range of trucks includes 18 and 26 tonne vehicles, catering to various requirements such as tail lift dumpers, garbage compactors, hook lifts, and crane loaders. By offering the same range and load capacity as traditional fossil-fueled vehicles, these hydrogen fuel cell trucks ensure zero emissions and contribute to a cleaner and greener urban environment.

Renova AB, owned by ten municipalities in western Sweden, will be responsible for operating the hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Over the next three years, the vehicles will be developed and put into operation, providing an innovative solution for waste management operations in Gothenburg. This initiative not only reduces emissions but also showcases the city’s commitment to sustainable practices and the transition towards a zero-emission fleet.

Moreover, the introduction of these hydrogen fuel cell trucks will drive demand for the upcoming hydrogen refueling station near Renova, commissioned by Hynion and set to open in the first quarter of 2024. This refueling station will support Gothenburg City and Renova in their mission to transition their fleet to zero emissions, providing a reliable infrastructure to refuel the hydrogen-powered vehicles efficiently.

In addition to their environmental benefits, H2X Global’s approach to assembling the vehicles locally in Sweden brings significant advantages. By promoting local production, the company contributes to employment generation in the region of Gothenburg while enhancing logistics and sustainability in the manufacturing process. These commitments align with H2X Global’s overall goal of making hydrogen a cost-competitive solution for decarbonizing back-to-base fleet operations and fostering local economic development.

Bill Moss – H2X’s Head of Sales & Marketing stated,” The award from Renova AB and the City of Gothenburg is a testament to H2X Global’s outstanding products and service to its clients in the transition towards zero-emissions. This recognition acknowledges H2X Global’s leadership among other OEMs in achieving the goal of decarbonizing the commercial transportation and waste sectors.” 

Peter Westh, H2X’s Head of Northern Europe stated,” The new range of vehicles offered by H2X has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of the Scandinavian and European markets for zero-emission commercial vehicles. This aligns with the latest directives in Sweden for energy transition and complements European projects focused on carbon-free mobility solutions.”