Commercial transportation and technology company Giga Carbon Neutrality has announced its securing of a contract to supply 200 hydrogen and battery EV powered heavy trucks and associated engineering machinery from an administrative division of Ordos City in Inner Mongolia.
The GCN trucks will be produced in a strategic partnership with Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG) and Sunrise Power at a new clean energy commercial vehicle production facility in Ordos City, China.
The partners plan to invest Rmb2.3 billion (AU$500 million) to establish the new plant, which will produce clean energy commercial vehicles, hydrogen power systems and associated equipment for customers in China and across Asia.
Work to build the new plant is expected to be complete in 2023, with the first 200 vehicles scheduled to roll off the production line in the first half of 2022.
In November 2021, GCN announced its intention to launch a full range of 21 battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by the end of 2023, which will be configurable to a wide range of commercial use cases. The first vehicles are available to order now for delivery in 2022.
“This a milestone deal for GCN and clean energy commercial transportation. We believe it is the amongst the biggest signed with any company for hydrogen and battery EV trucks so far and that it will make GCN the one of the leading providers of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles worldwide,” says Marty Wade, CEO of Giga Carbon Neutrality.
Extracted in full from: Big order of 200 battery and hydrogen trucks for GCN | News (ownerdriver.com.au)