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

Acerca da Schmitz Cargobull:
Com uma produção anual de cerca de 63.500 reboques e cerca de 6.500 funcionários, a Schmitz Cargobull AG é o fabricante líder europeu de semirreboques, reboques e carroçarias de camião para carga a temperaturas controladas, carga geral e mercadoria a granel. No ano fiscal 2018/2019 foi alcançado um volume de vendas de aprox. 2,29 milhões de euros. Como pioneira do setor, a empresa desenvolveu a partir da região de Münster uma estratégia de mercado abrangente e estabeleceu padrões de qualidade consequentes em todos os níveis: desde a investigação e desenvolvimento, passando pela produção e contratos de serviços, até à telemática dos reboques, financiamento, fornecimento de peças sobressalentes e comércios de veículos usados.


A equipa de imprensa da Schmitz Cargobull:

Anna Stuhlmeier:+49 2558 81-1340 I anna.stuhlmeier@cargobull.com
Andrea Beckonert:+49 2558 81-1321 I andrea.beckonert@cargobull.com
Silke Hesener:+49 2558 81-1501 I silke.hesener@cargobull.com