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The Future Is Hydrogen

Published 03-09-20

Submitted by CNH Industrial

Gerrit Marx, President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles, CNH Industrial, addresses the Hydrogen Europe Event in Brussels

IVECOCNH Industrial’s commercial vehicles brand, is the European leader in alternative propulsion vehicles in both the truck and bus segments, primarily with natural gas engines. IVECO, is also actively engaged in developing and bringing to market a range of alternative propulsion solutions which are right-sized to specific missions. To this end, CNH Industrial, IVECO’s parent company, have partnered with the Nikola Corporation to accelerate the industrialization of hydrogen fuel-cell and battery electric Heavy-Duty truck solutions.

"There is no time for shortcuts, together we have to do the right thing now: we the manufacturers, by accelerating the industrialization of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell for heavy-duty trucks in long-haul transport; the institutions, by enabling the conditions for this non-cyclical transformation," said Gerrit Marx, President of Commercial and Specialty Vehicles, CNH Industrial. These remarks were made within the context of a ‘Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks’, event organized by Hydrogen Europe in Brussels, Belgium with Institutional and industrial stakeholders.

Mr. Marx. illustrated IVECO’s bold plans towards carbon neutrality, the partnership with Nikola Motor Company and the NIKOLA TRE – the heavy-duty BEV truck that the partnership is developing, and which is anticipated to enter production within the first half of 2021.

At the end of the conference, a joint call for the deployment of fuel cell technology and infrastructures was signed by major stakeholders, with the aim of showing the European Commission that hydrogen trucks are the main solution for sustainable mobility and underlining the need to boost infrastructure investments for hydrogen refueling.

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CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR for tractors and agricultural machinery; CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; IVECO for commercial vehicles; IVECO BUS and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; IVECO ASTRA for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions.

Sustainability at CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial has a proactive approach to sustainability, which is in tune with global changes. We have set long-term targets to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and we are driven to ensure that our footprint is sustainable, and one that leaves a positive and lasting impression. Furthermore, CNH Industrial is a recognized as a sustainability leader in its field, having been named as the Industry Leader in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment segment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe, for nine consecutive years, as well as being admitted to range of sustainability indices.

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