Transport

HW Richardson takes 'uncommercial' plunge into hydrogen

Brent Melville
Fri, 17 Jun 2022

HW Richardson takes 'uncommercial' plunge into hydrogen
Anthony Jones says HW Richardson is taking the lead on hydrogen adoption. (Image: HWR)
Brent Melville
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
Transport group HW Richardson will start moving its 1,300-strong fleet to green hydrogen this year, at a cost that even it says makes little commercial sense.The Southland-based conglomerate plans to have its first 10 dual-fuel hydrogen trucks on the road by next year, a tiny percentage of its fleet but a start in its ambitions to transition its road assets to carbon-zero fuels over the next 20 years.Chief executive Anthony Jones said the decision was a tough one to make commercially, but he expects momentum to come once it gears up its fuel ou...

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