Although hydrogen-powered trucks have yet to roll across the country en masse — they are the future.

Climate change and efficiency are the driving factors pushing hydrogen-powered trucks to the forefront. Therefore, it’s time to learn everything there is to know about the future of hydrogen-powered trucks — primarily if you work in the trucking industry.

Below, we’ll discuss key points regarding hydrogen-powered trucks and how they can create a boon for the trucking industry.

What is a Hydrogen-Powered Truck?

First, let’s talk about what a hydrogen-powered truck is.

A hydrogen-powered truck uses hydrogen fuel cells to power the engine. Unlike combustion-based engines (diesel fuel) — hydrogen fuel cells transform chemical energy into electric energy.

Thus, the electricity powers the electric-based motor and doesn’t emit any emissions.

What are the Benefits of Hydrogen-Powered Trucks?

Now, let’s take a look at the benefits of using hydrogen-powered trucks in the trucking industry.

Hydrogen-Powered Trucks are Eco-Friendly

First and foremost, hydrogen-powered trucks are eco-friendly because they do not emit harmful chemicals.

Instead of CO2, hydrogen-powered trucks emit warm air and water vapor. As the chemical reaction in the hydrogen fuel stack takes place, the leftover product is H2O. Therefore, hydrogen-powered trucks do not pollute the environment.

The benefits of hydrogen-powered trucks in view of climate change are staggering. However, business-minded truck owners will understand that going green is the path of least resistance when doing business as usual.

Hydrogen-Powered Trucks are Fast to Refuel

Many hydrogen-powered truck skeptics believe refueling takes much longer than traditional diesel trucks.

However, that can’t be further from the truth because hydrogen-powered trucks fill up in roughly 10-minutes — the same time as traditional trucks. The only downside at the moment is the lack of hydrogen refueling stations.

Luckily, infrastructure is being built nationwide to ensure hydrogen-powered trucks always have a refueling point.

Hydrogen-Powered Trucks are Future-Proof

The world is quickly changing — and hydrogen-powered trucks are at the forefront.

Climate change and the need to become more efficient have changed how the world does business. Although change is hard, we have access to lasting technology that will keep truckers on the job and goods moving with the help of hydrogen-powered trucks.

The urge to retain traditional diesel trucks is apparent; however, they will not play a role in our future. Instead, hydrogen-powered trucks and other climate-friendly tech will usher in a new frontier of transportation.

The Goal of Zero-Emission Fleets

Whether you own a trucking company or drive a truck for a living — the road to zero-emission fleets is nearly here.

Although you’ve probably heard endless debates between hydrogen-powered trucks and battery-powered trucks — it’s clear where we’re headed. With sky-high demand and radical climate-change policies, the goal of a zero-emission fleet has gone from a distant thought to reality.

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