GP Joule to order 5,000 hydrogen vehicles from Clear Logistics
Clear Logistics has secured 5,000 hydrogen-electric vehicles from GP Joule via a framework settlement. Supply is scheduled between 2023 to 2027, with a pre-series anticipated by late 2023. The gross sales quantity is within the low single-digit billion euro vary for Clear Logistics.
The timing will depend on when anticipated subsidies are permitted. Clear Logistics and GP Joule mentioned they’ve agreed on annual supply volumes, however particulars of supply phrases and upkeep contracts nonetheless should be mounted.
Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clear Logistics, mentioned this was the biggest contract of its type on this planet. Ove Petersen, CEO at GP Joule, added that Clear Logistics was “the right associate who will help us in overlaying the whole worth chain from a single supply, from the manufacturing and storage of hydrogen to the event of a corresponding infrastructure and the supply of hydrogen-electric autos.”
The contract has been made attainable since Clear Logistics acquired the Dutch truck producer GINAF Nederland in July. The acquisition permits the corporate to broaden from its retrofit and conversion enterprise into providing to develop and produce whole zero-emission vehicles, additionally as a result of GINAF has the standing of an unbiased producer with the corresponding registration necessities of its autos in Europe.
Mentioning the acquisition in in the present day’s announcement, Clear Logistics mentioned it was “excellently positioned to considerably ramp up the unbiased manufacturing of vehicles and buses with zero-emission hydrogen drive inside the Group.”
The corporate will utilise the specifically developed axle with wheel hub motors and the ‘HyBoss’ management system for constructing the brand new vehicles.
Xpanse Drive Programs will develop the sequence manufacturing of gas cell electrical options for Clear Logistics.
Based in 2009, GP Joule is a system supplier for built-in power options from photo voltaic, wind and biomass, in addition to a utility-level associate for electrical energy, warmth, hydrogen and electrical mobility.
The corporate says the fleet of hydrogen-electric vehicles will allow them to cowl the whole worth chain of hydrogen, working from manufacturing to supply and offering its prospects in logistics, commerce and business with the corresponding autos.