ULEMCo has developed a truck with a combustion engine powered from zero carbon hydrogen fuel.
It is due to take to be rolled out later this year. The converted Volvo FH16 is designed to show how hydrogen fuel can be deployed to decarbonise heavy goods vehicles efficiently and cost-effectively.
The Mega Low Emission (MLE) truck uses hydrogen to power the vehicle using a combustion engine rather than via fuel cells and an electric motor.
Amanda Lyne, CEO ULEMCo, said: “We are hugely excited about the potential for hydrogen fuel as a route to faster achievement of zero carbon emission in commercial vehicles.
“With this MLE demonstrator, co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, we are showing that 100 per cent hydrogen fuel in combustion engines is a practical and cost-effective option. It sits well alongside the hydrogen dual-fuel conversions that we have already implemented commercially.”