Report: Survey of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and their fit for service in Canada

Transition Accelerator Reports

Volume 2 – Issue 1
July 2020

By Jessica Lof, MSc; Catherine MacKinnon, BSc, Peng; Geoff Martin, BSc, MIM; David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC

Countries around the world are looking to hydrogen as a compelling option to decarbonize the trucking sector and support the build-up of a hydrogen economy that has substantial environmental, economic development, and energy diversification benefits.

This report explores the fit of hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to meet the needs of the heavy-duty vehicle sector. It also assesses the deployment strategies and progress that has been made globally to gain insights that can be applied in a Canadian context.

Hydrogen powered heavy-duty vehicles have the potential to be part of a zero-emission pathway for Canada. However, the pathway will require coordinated cross-sector visions, commercialization strategies and deployment plans that are dedicated to achieving a critical scale for fleets and hydrogen supply systems.

Cite this document:
Lof J, MacKinnon C, Martin G and Layzell DB. 2020. Survey of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and their fit for service in Canada. Transition Accelerator Reports, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pg 1-74. ISSN. 2562-6264.