Sustainable transport solution takes off

Sustainable transport solution takes off

First hydrogen-powered motor vehicle chassis from Hyundai with Schmitz Cargobull body approved for road transport in Germany
November 2022 - Schmitz Cargobull has delivered the first climate-neutral vehicle combination of M.KO box body and hydrogen-powered motor to its customer hylane. 

Manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull production plant in Lithuania, the body is equipped with a multifunctional floor, two load-securing rails and a tail lift, completing the Hyundai hydrogen-powered vehicle. Assembly of the vehicle and the DEKRA inspection of it took place at the GRW plant in Toddin, where Schmitz Cargobull's project production is also still based. This development makes Schmitz Cargobull the first certified bodybuilder for Hyundai in Germany.

Box bodies are optimally equipped to accommodate the hydrogen tanks

Dirk Nuxoll, Managing Director GRW, Sabine Essmann, International Key Account Manager Logistic/Food Business at Schmitz Cargobull, and Bruno Altenschöpfer, Fleet Manager at hylane, took delivery of the vehicle for its first use on the road.  

"I am thrilled at how quickly this concept could be implemented. This vehicle is another step forward for sustainable transport solutions with hydrogen in Germany," says Altenschöpfer.

"Solutions for sustainable freight transport are particularly important to Schmitz Cargobull. We are pleased to realise this great pilot project in such a short time and will complete a total of 17 vehicles in the next few weeks. The box bodies from Schmitz Cargobull are optimally equipped to accommodate the hydrogen tanks on the bulkhead," says Essmann.

" As the first hydrogen series truck to be approved in Germany, we were able to show the vehicle together with Schmitz Cargobull at the BMDV conference "Climate-friendly commercial vehicles" in Berlin. There we were also allowed to present our concept for the practical use of the trucks in detail", says Sara Schiffer, Managing Director, HyLane GmbH. “Vehicles of the type "XCIENT Fuel Cell" will be prepared – depending on customer requirements - for their use on the road. Refrigerated and dry freight boxes are mounted on the motor vehicle chassis in order to be able to safely transport the goods. Some of the vehicles will also be fitted with a refrigerated trailer." 

As an exclusive provider of climate-neutral mobility vehicles for rent, hylane offers competitive rates thanks to funding from the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. Customers only pay for the kilometres they actually drive. As a hylane customer, you not only save CO2 - a certificate of the individual CO2 savings is issued - but also costs.

Further information on Hyundai trucks and other rentable hydrogen vehicles is available at www.hylane.de

За Schmitz Cargobull:
Со годишно производство од околу 63500 приколки и околу 6500 вработени, Schmitz Cargobull AG е водечкиот произведувач на полуприколки, приколки и конструкции на моторни возила во Европа за пренос на товар со определена температура, општ товар и габаритен товар. Во деловната година 2018/2019 достигнат е промет од околу 2,29 милијарди евра. Како пионер во индустријата, компанијата од Минстерланд разви опширна стратегија за брендот и постави цврсти стандарди за квалитет на сите нивоа: од истражување и развиток преку производство и сервисни договори до телематика за приколки, финансирање, снабдување со резервни делови и трговија со користени возила.


Прес-тимот на Schmitz Cargobull:

Ана Штулмајер:+49 2558 81-1340 I anna.stuhlmeier@cargobull.com
Андреа Беконерт:+49 2558 81-1321 I andrea.beckonert@cargobull.com
Силке Хесенер:+49 2558 81-1501 I silke.hesener@cargobull.com