• Edwin C Farrall Transport aims for net zero carbon by 2050 through a strategic partnership with HVS

• Trials of HVS’ Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HFCEV) to start in late 2025

• Partnership will explore suitability of zero-emission HGV technology for possible adoption onto their fleet

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK's first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Edwin C Farrall Transport Ltd (Farrall’s Group) to explore the integration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGVs into the Farrall’s fleet.

Farrall’s Group is a third-generation family transportation company based in the northwest, and with a clear focus on delivering a sustainable road map of carbon emission reduction and management, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HVS to commit to zero emission commercial vehicle trials.

(L to R) Matthew Farrall, John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer for HVS

Managing Director at Farrall’s Group, Matthew Farrall, said, “Our team is continually looking at ways to reduce and improve our environmental emissions output. We all have a responsibility to look after our environment and as a family we are extremely conscious we must set a responsible example for all to follow. Our partnership with HVS allows us to explore the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and helps us to deliver a greener running fleet to improve our impact on local communities.”

The MOA outlines the partnership's objective to provide the Farrall’s Group with HVS hydrogen fuel cell HGVs when these groundbreaking zero-emission vehicles become available for trial in late 2025. The sharing of vehicle data, TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) modelling, route planning, infrastructure support and performance optimization are just some of the benefits of the MOA partnership.

As John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer for HVS explains, “Here at HVS, our focus is on collaborating with transport and logistics providers to help them achieve their net zero targets. We are closely aligned to the climate aims of the Farrall family and are looking forward to supporting them on their net-zero journey. Our close cooperation with the hydrogen supply chain will ensure that our vehicles offer a highly competitive TCO by supporting with the most appropriate hydrogen infrastructure for the organisation, and providing a zero-emission fuel cell vehicle that offers heavier payloads, longer range, and faster refuelling compared to battery electric alternatives.”

HVS aims to revolutionize the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. Their state-of-the-art powertrain solution, designed as a native Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) from the ground up, promises superior efficiency, outstanding performance, and a reduced environmental impact.