Americans funding HGV hydrogen fuelling research

The US Senate has adopted legislation to establish a grant program at the US Department of Transportation to assist with the adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

TTnews.com reports the Hydrogen for Trucks Act is designed to provide financial support for fleet owners and operators seeking to switch to zero-emission vehicles.

The legislation would authorise $200 (approx £150 million) through to 2027 for the transportation grant programme.

The report says the aim is to pave the way for access to hydrogen fuelling stations while collecting essential data to guide future investments in hydrogen trucking infrastructure.

The plan has been sponsored by both Democrat and Republican senators.

(Picture – Mercedes-Benz)

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