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The fuel of the future? How hydrogen trucks could get their infrastructure

Many alternative energies are exciting to dream about, but you go crashing back to reality when confronted with one word: infrastructure. The “how” of putting together a network of charging stations for electric cars and trucks or hydrogen fueling stations is always much more difficult than the “how” of making those trucks available in the

Driving force: How hydrogen fuel cells are powering electric trucks

Amid the buzz surrounding Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, let’s remember that an electrified Class 8 solution is still in development. The two most common types of electric trucks being produced are all-battery electric and hydrogen-electric. Battery-powered electric truck examples include the Fuso eCanter, a Class 4 truck with a range of up to 100 miles,

Watch: Hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks—an explainer

Hydrogen-electric trucks still have a fully electric powertrain—meaning there’s no diesel or gasoline engine. But rather than being powered solely by electric batteries, the electric motor is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which allows the truck to use a smaller, lighter battery. Naturally that invites another question: what is a hydrogen fuel cell, and

Nikola Motor Co. brings hydrogen-electric truck manufacturing headquarters to Arizona

Nikola Motor Co. has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric truck manufacturing headquarters. The new 500-acre, one million sq.-ft. facility will be located on the west side of Phoenix and, according to the state, will bring more than $1 billion in capital investment to the region by 2024. “Arizona has the workforce to support our