Toll Group has announced the introduction of its first hydrogen-powered long-haul truck in China, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainable transportation solutions.
It notes the launch of the hydrogen truck is part of its broader sustainability strategy and commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
“Toll Group is committed to driving positive change in the logistics sector by adopting cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices,” says Jonathan Kottegoda-Breden, Asia Logistics President at Toll Group.
“The hydrogen-powered long-distance trucks build upon our battery-electric last-mile fleet to offer a holistic sustainable transportation solution for our customers in China who are looking to reduce their carbon emissions.”
The hydrogen truck will be deployed for deliveries between warehouses in Shanghai. The prime mover will be able to travel 300 kms per trip – a testament of the efficiency and viability of this clean energy solution for long-distance transportation.
Toll expects the new technology to save up to 149 tons of CO2 emissions annually as it aims to transition its full fleet of prime movers to hydrogen vehicles in China over the next two years as hydrogen refuelling infrastructure develops across the country.
These are important initial investments, and hydrogen has the potential to help decarbonise the long-distance, heavy transport fleet across key countries in Toll’s network.
The launch of the hydrogen vehicle follows Toll Group’s announcement last year that it will invest in two hydrogen-powered electric prime movers in Australia.
More broadly in China, Toll is on track to transition the final 50 per cent of its last-mile fleet to battery-electric vehicles before 2030.
The investment in a zero-emissions fleet aligns with the local government’s environmental and sustainability goals and demonstrates Toll Group’s commitment to reducing emissions and driving positive change to create a more sustainable future.
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