Hyzon Motors bus passes durability test for Australian mining company

Hyzon Motors bus passes durability test for Australian mining company

Fortescue Metals Group has contracted for up to 10 of Hyzon’s custom-built buses in the Christmas Creek mining hub, where summer temperatures commonly exceed 110 degrees.

Hyzon Motors Inc.‘s transport buses recently completed a 15,000km (about 9,320 miles) durability road test, which the company says is a key tryout before one of the world’s largest iron-ore producers uses the vehicles in the remote Pilbara region of Australia.

Fortescue Metals Group has contracted for up to 10 of Hyzon’s custom-built buses in the Christmas Creek mining hub, where summer temperatures commonly exceed 110 degrees. Fortescue expressed interest in Hyzon’s proprietary fuel cell technology using hydrogen gas – for which emissions are limited to water vapor – to replace a fleet of diesel vehicles for transporting workers around remote mining sites.

Hyzon CEO Craig Knight said that passing the durability phase – the equivalent of driving more than seven times straight from New York to Miami – demonstrated anew that its vehicles are clean, powerful and uniquely suited for long haul and high utilization back-to-base transport. The coaches have a range up to 800km (about 497 miles) before refueling.

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