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Westport demonstrates hydrogen ICE truck in Madrid

Oct. 18, 2023
Using its H2 HPDI fuel system, Westport Fuel Systems successfully carried out a refrigerated freight operation in the Spanish capital.

Westport Fuel Systems has completed a demonstration of its H2 HPDI hydrogen fuel system-equipped prototype truck hauling a refrigerated trailer in Madrid, Spain. The demo of a hydrogen ICE truck marks the first of its kind in Spain, representing an important step forward in the decarbonization of heavy transport for the country, Westport stated in a press release.

The demo was implemented by Mercadona, a major Spanish supermarket chain, which carried out a distribution service in Madrid for the test.

See also: Trucking's hydrogen future nears reality overseas

Collaborating companies include Disfirmur SL, a transport and logistics company; Scale Gas, an energy infrastructure company and Enagás subsidiary that refueled the truck at its Madrid hydrogen station; and Versallis Tech Services, a renewable energy services consulting firm that provided technical support and coordination for the operation.

"Westport's H2 HPDI fuel system, which powers an internal combustion engine, represents a practical solution that offers the sustainability needed to support climate neutrality in the heavy transport sector," said Anders Johansson, VP of heavy duty OEMs for Westport. "It is inspiring to see our H2 HPDI prototype truck being tested by a major industry player, demonstrating the efficient delivery of fresh products to a supermarket logistics center."

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