Hyzon Motors says it plans to allow customers to exchange their used diesel truck chassis for conversion to fuel cell electric operation. After removing diesel components, these used trucks will be upfitted with the company’s proprietary fuel cell system, electric drivetrain, and hydrogen storage system through collaboration with Fontaine Modification, the company says.
Hyzon projects that the Repower program will be a more efficient method by which fleets decouple from diesel. The current lead time for the new vehicle chassis ordered today is up to 16 months. Hyzon expects to Repower vehicles much more quickly since the company will have direct access to the existing chassis. Repowering an existing vehicle is also expected to reduce customer costs, leading to total cost of ownership at or below diesel parity in California, because of available subsidies, the company says. Additionally, the Repower program avoids waste and manufacturing carbon emissions generated by asset renewal, the company says.