If you’re an independent fuel station owner, you may be wondering what the future of the fuel industry looks like. With the recent announcement by UPS that it will deploy 100 hydrogen fuel-powered delivery trucks in California by 2024, it’s clear that hydrogen is becoming an increasingly important part of the fuel industry. If you haven’t considered adding hydrogen fuel to your inventory, you could be left in the dust. The good news is that PowerTap Hydrogen makes it easy and affordable for you to offer this new fuel to a growing number of customers like UPS.
UPS announced in 2021 that it would deploy 100 hydrogen fuel-powered delivery trucks in California by 2024. The trucks will be manufactured by Toyota and powered by Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology. The trucks will help UPS to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in California.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is gaining momentum, and companies like Toyota, who will manufacture the hydrogen-powered trucks for UPS, are leading the way. Not only are these trucks environmentally friendly, but they also have the potential to save businesses money on fuel costs.
The deployment of these delivery trucks in the Los Angeles area is a significant step forward for UPS in achieving its sustainability goals. The company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2025 and 50% by 2040, and the hydrogen-powered delivery trucks will help achieve these targets.
But it’s not just UPS that is embracing hydrogen fuel. Other companies, including FedEx and Amazon, also deploy hydrogen fuel-powered delivery trucks. This is a clear indication that hydrogen fuel cell technology is becoming more viable for commercial use.
So what does this mean for independent fuel station owners? Adding hydrogen fuel to your lineup of products could be a wise move, as hydrogen fuel cell technology is likely to play an increasingly important role in the future of transportation. Not only will you be offering an environmentally friendly option to your customers, but you may also attract new customers who are specifically looking for hydrogen fuel.
Of course, adding hydrogen fuel to your station requires an initial investment, but as the technology becomes more widely available, it may become more affordable. Government incentives are also available for businesses that adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology.
PowerTap makes it easy to diversify your inventory with hydrogen fuel.
PowerTap Hydrogen allows fuel station owners to produce hydrogen fuel onsite, with a production unit taking up less than 1,000 square feet of space. Our units can produce over 1,250 kg of pure hydrogen each day using only city water, natural gas, and electricity. With PowerTap Hydrogen, it’s possible to produce fuel at less than $2 per kilogram–that’s about $9 less than purchasing hydrogen fuel from a wholesaler or producing it onsite via alternative solutions.
If you’re interested in diversifying your current product mix or would like to begin a journey in the exciting future of alternative energy solutions, contact our team at the4 Andretti Group today. We’d love to show you how easy it is to be a part of the hydrogen fuel revolution.