Norwegian wholesaler pioneers hydrogen power

Norwegian wholesaler pioneers hydrogen power

ASKO is Norway’s largest wholesaler of foodstuffs. Last week, the company opened a new production plant for sustainable hydrogen fuel. ASKO searched the market for larger distribution vehicles with a range of 500 km that can use hydrogen as fuel. They chose Scania. 

Now ASKO has ordered four 26-tonne trucks from Scania. The distribution trucks are powered electrically from fuel cells that use hydrogen as fuel. The trucks are now in production at Scania and will be delivered in autumn 2018.

“One of the possible ways to decarbonise transport is operating fuel cell vehicles. We make this happen together with Asko,” says Christian Levin, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Scania.Henrik Thorstensen

ASKO has in recent years been a pioneer in sustainable operations and its goal is to become climate neutral.

“One of the possible ways to decarbonise transport is operating fuel cell vehicles. We make this happen together with Asko.”

Hydrogen helps to decarbonise transport

  • Hydrogen is one of the sustainable solutions on the way to decarbonise transportation, when hydrogen is produced from renewable resources, like wind, solar or water.
  • This pioneer pilot project aims to test new ways of reducing CO2 from heavy transport.
  • Partnership with shared responsibilities – Scania is working together with its customer ASKO and driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. ASKO and Scania decided to test this technology together through a pilot fleet to learn from it to know how to proceed in the future.
  • When it comes to electrification, it will play a very important role in the future of transportation. One of the possible ways to decarbonise transport is operating fuel cell vehicles.