Class 8 Trucks

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a hydrogen refueling station that is out of service and being worked on.

California’s Hydrogen Stations Being Fixed More Hours Than Pumping At 30% Capex Per Year

Recently I’ve been reviewing studies related to hydrogen trucking, as it’s one of the few places where serious transportation research organizations still hold out hope for the energy carrier. I’ve looked at studies from multiple countries in Europe and North America back as far as 2010 now. Most recently I’ve … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a hydrogen fuel cell semi-truck tractor in a repair shop

Hydrogen Fleets Are Much More Expensive To Maintain Than Battery & Even Diesel

One of the interesting things I’ve been doing is participating in a review group for a European study on heavy vehicle decarbonization comparisons and simulations. That means, among other things, that I’m poking at the assumptions being used. As the paper is in review and assumptions are being tested and … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a liquid hydrogen truck emitting steam, captured in an industrial setting with an early morning ambiance.

What About Liquid Hydrogen Or Hydrogen Pipelines For Truck Stops? Yeah, No.

More publications on hydrogen refueling of freight trucks means more questions to answer. Freight trucking researcher, Jakob Rogstadius, Swedish senior researcher at RISE for Mobility and Systems, was working to understand the critique of The International Council on Clean Transportation’s fatally flawed total cost of ownership study and provided the English-language … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a German governmental, industrial, and academic working group focused on decarbonized trucking

German Hydrogen Vs Battery Trucking Study Much Better Than ICCT’s But Still Optimistic On Hydrogen…

In recent weeks, the International Council on Clean Transportation’s fatally flawed total cost of ownership for decarbonization of trucking in Europe study has been occupying a reasonable amount of my attention. The question has become, is there a better study to look at? One of my moderately regular correspondents, Jakob … [continued]

Toyota stirs the fuel cell truck pot with hydrogen sourced from agricultural waste.

Toyota Plunges Into Crowded Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Pool, With A Bang

Signs that a fuel cell truck revolution is coming to the US have been few and far between. Nevertheless, activity is finally beginning to pick up. Toyota has just jumped into the pool with both feet first, but the company better not look back. Something might be gaining on it. … [continued]

Advanced Clean Fleets Rule Could Transform California

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Andrea Guerra & Patricio Portillo  The Advance Clean Fleets (ACF) rule promises to be an essential step to eliminating fossil fuel truck pollution. The rule is the linchpin to achieving Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, California’s Mobile Source Strategy, and federal air quality standards. Unfortunately, the California Air Resources Board’s … [continued]