Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has signed an agreement to supply 30 of its hydrogen fuel cell electric tractor units to Explore Plant & Transport Solutions.

The vehicles will be supported by a service and maintenance plan, full training on the safe use of hydrogen, refuelling and driver training, and a hydrogen fuelling infrastructure that fully meets the needs of its operation.

Founded in 2015, Explore is a specialist supplier of transport and plant hire services to a diverse range of industry sectors including aerospace, construction, rail and nuclear.

According to HVS – the UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell truck manufacturer – its Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), delivers superior efficiency, outstanding performance, and a reduced environmental impact by offering heavier payloads, longer range and faster refuelling compared to battery electric alternatives.

Chris Gatheridge, Operations Director for Explore said, “It is our firm belief that Hydrogen-electric fuel cell vehicles are set to revolutionise the long-haul and meet the heavy demands of the construction logistics sector, providing a clean alternative to traditional diesel engines.

“These new HVS units will significantly reduce Explore’s carbon footprint, and this Agreement underscores our commitment to advancing green technology within our business.”

John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer for HVS, said, “Our innovative, zero-emission fuel cell technology provides fleet operators with the heavier payloads, longer range and faster refuelling required of modern logistics operations seeking to decarbonise their fleets.

“We are looking forward to working with Chris and his team as we both aim to lead the logistics industry in sustainability.”


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