What Does a Hydrogen-powered Future Look Like? Zero emissions. No smog. No smell. Smooth ride. Quiet engine. Strong horsepower. Easy maintenance. These are the benefits drivers of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles enjoy. Why would any commercial truck driver want to drive anything else?
Achieving audacious goals of zero emissions by 2050 will require significant changes for commercial transportation and semi-trucks. 29% of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) originating in the United States come from the transportation industry–nearly one-third of the overall 6,558 million metric tons of CO2 produced in the United States came from vehicles on our roads. Yet, not all vehicles contribute to the same level.
From 1990 to 2017, light-duty vehicles increased their GHG by 13.6%. On the other hand, buses increased GHG during that same period by 140.9% and medium and heavy-duty trucks by 89.5%.
There’s simply no reason for this to continue.
Hydrogen fuel-cell technology brings a zero-emission vision within our grasp. Today, it’s simple and safe to produce hydrogen fuel that can refill a semi-truck in less than ten minutes. Imagine a highway filled with commercial transportation vehicles that run quietly and emit no harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. That’s exactly what Hyundai is working hard on achieving. See how Hyundai is developing utility vehicles and commercial trucks that run on eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cell technology” “Our Vision of a Hydrogen Society.”
You can be a part of this future.
The only hurdle standing in the way of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is the refueling infrastructure. Currently, most retail hydrogen fuel stations are located in California due to a state-driven strategic push towards alternative green energy solutions. Still, with less than 50 gas stations selling hydrogen fuel, it can be difficult for commercial drivers and private customers to find a nearby location with available fuel. For gas station owners, it is challenging to forecast the amount of fuel needed without running out or having to store excess inventory on-site.
PowerTap Hydrogen is the solution.
PowerTap Hydrogen allows fuel station owners to produce hydrogen fuel on-site, 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 to $11 less than purchasing hydrogen fuel from a wholesaler or creating it onsite via alternative solutions.
With PowerTap, station managers can produce the fuel they need on-site, making it extremely easy to ramp up or slow down inventory generation to meet actual sales. Drivers will find your business a reliable source of hydrogen fuel, giving you the reputation and word-of-mouth referrals you need as the fueling industry evolves.
What does it take to get started with PowerTap Hydrogen?
Our team is ready to help you add PowerTap Hydrogen to your locations. We will assess your business situation and help you understand federal and state tax incentives and financial grants that will make adding a generator to your property more affordable. 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 GP Energy/Andretti Group today. We’d love to show you how easy it is to be a part of the hydrogen fuel revolution.