Hyzon Motors: What role does the new work in Winschoten (NL) plays

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Hyzon Motors: What role does the new work in Winschoten (NL) plays-hyzon

WELCOME TO EUROPE: Hyzon Motors gives an insight into its largest production site in Winschoten, Netherlands. Here, the production number of hydrogen trucks should be made this year from 500 to 1.000 are doubled. A look at the role of the factory and its future.

Pretty big here: 120.000 square meter area and two production facilities includes the European plant in wind pods, which was opened in March 2021. It is thus the largest work of the US provider of hydrogen-powered fuel cell commercial vehicles headquartered in Rochester in the US state of New York. Planned were up to 500 trucks per year. This number is screwing up the company now: For this year, the company expects a capacity increase to up to 1.000 truck per year through operational adjustments and the establishment of a second layer. The work in Winschoten will be the European turntable for vehicle assembly and the development of new vehicle technologies, such as the easy-to-assembled, light hydrogen storage system.

For this, the entire infrastructure had to be rebuilt, especially to cover future electricity requirements. In two plants, Hyzon produces components such as cable sets, battery modules, hydrogen storage systems and E-frame. Those kits are then implemented in DAF trucks without diesel engines, as well as the fuel cell system supplied by Horizon Fuel Cell from the USA. Other components such as modules, onboard chargers and tanks are delivered mainly by European providers. With all parts, the assembly of a truck is quickly completed, like a press spokesman on Electrive.Net explains: “As soon as all components are established and the kit arrives, integration is completed within one to two weeks”. Up to twelve trucks at once the company could produce at the present time, it continues to say.

But not only the production is focused according to companies at the Dutch location. This is how technology development is on the agenda. For example, improving the electrical axes, hydrogen storage system, battery and on-board chargers. In addition, Hyzon wants to introduce its new electrical axis named “EAXLE” during the year. Basically, a system that consists of a motor per bike and to achieve a better efficiency.

Location Winschoten with particularly hydrogen friendly environment

Hyzon has not opted for the Netherlands as a European base. The area in the northern Netherlands is the first region in Europe, which receives a subsidy for developing a fully functional green hydrogen chain. In addition, Winschoten is close to international freight court, a large freight train station and close to Germany, which facilitates export in EU countries. In addition, there are more hydrogen petrol stations in this area than usual.

“The dynamics around the topic of hydrogen increases rapidly throughout Europe,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon. “This new plant allows us to use this demand today and to scale quickly when demand increases in the coming years.”Hyzon looks a lot of potential on the European market. The company is sure that hydrogen-powered transport vehicles mean the environmentally friendly future. Thus, according to Hyzon Motors, new professionals are set every day – these include production staff, engineers and mechanics. The number of employees should increase in Winschoten from currently 55 to more than 230 employees. Especially too, to secure a mass production. This should by no means be illusory, as demand is very big.

Hyzon has its headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., with branches in Chicago and Detroit in the USA and international branches in the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Germany and China. Hyzon is based on its own data a leading company in the field of fuel cell electromobility, which focuses exclusively on the commercial vehicle market and in the near future on the back-to-base operation (company-owned fleet). With its hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to deliver emission-free trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world. This is important to reduce emissions in heavy duty traffic.

Sources: Hyzon Motors – Press Release

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2 thoughts on “Hyzon Motors: What role does the new work in Winschoten (NL) plays”

  1. From the article:

    “… Hyzon [aims] to deliver emission-free trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world.”

    A comparison scale:
    ByD already has> 100.000 Emission-free buses shipped all over the world. Reinelectrically with RD. a third to LFD. electricity costs.

    “These do above all, to reduce emissions in heavy traffic.”

    This is important to make money!
    Grants for development come because of ‘right!

  2. I would like to wish prices from the manufacturers of FCEV, except for the subsidized (several tens of thousand euros) prices at cars, I find no prices.

    There are subsidies of 585 at H2 garbage truck for the waste management of the cities / municipalities.000 (Osterholz) to about 1.700.000 Euro (Berlin) per vehicle – Source: Electrive.net of the 15.06.2021.

    At 80, 85 or 90% subsidy at the purchase price, there is probably also “moon prices” of the manufacturer.

    There are no experts or insiders who can call comparisons (Diesel, Bev and FCEV)?

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