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Hydrogen Fueling for Trucks

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, transportation accounts for 14% of global emissions, and in the United States, 23% of emissions from transportation is due to medium- and heavy-duty trucking.* Converting diesel trucks to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks can reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. 

Air Products is the leading supplier of hydrogen globally with decades of experience designing and implementing hydrogen fueling systems. We’re here to support your decarbonization needs.

Why do we need hydrogen-powered trucks?

In applications requiring heavy vehicle weight, long range and quick refueling times, hydrogen becomes a more efficient option than battery electric power for heavy-duty trucks. 

How can hydrogen power a truck?

Hydrogen can power a truck using a fuel cell. In a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen atoms are separated into two primary components: one proton and one electron. The positively charged hydrogen protons pass through the fuel cell where they meet oxygen from the air on the other side. The electrons, however, head a different direction, creating an electric current which can power a fuel cell electric motor. The electrons then meet back up with the hydrogen ions and oxygen molecules from the air at the end of the process, creating water as the only emission. 

How does fueling a hydrogen truck work and is it safe?

Fueling a hydrogen fuel cell truck is similar to fueling a gasoline- or diesel-powered truck and takes about the same time.
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We're committed to converting our truck fleet to hydrogen.

Air Products is leading the way in hydrogen trucking by converting our own fleet of ~2,000 Class 8 trucks to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Reasons to Convert to Hydrogen Truck Fueling with Air Products

Air Products is the world’s leading supplier of hydrogen with over 65 years of experience in hydrogen production, storage, distribution and dispensing. We’ve implemented over 250 fueling stations in 20 countries, and our technology and hydrogen is responsible for over 1.5 million hydrogen fuelings annually.

Improved Air Quality

Hydrogen fuel cell trucks emit only water and no harmful greenhouse gases or particulate matter.

Faster Refueling

Compared to electric trucks, which can take hours to recharge, hydrogen trucks can be refueled about as quickly as a diesel truck.

Longer Range

Range of greater than 350 miles means less truck refueling or recharging is required, giving greater route flexibility.

Operate Year Round

Storage and start-up is achievable at very low temperatures, giving you flexibility to operate zero-emission trucks year round.

Learn how you can decarbonize your truck fleet.

Talk to one of our hydrogen truck fueling experts today.

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