FedEx tests Workhorse/Plug Power fuel cell delivery van

Workhorse Electric Truck E-GEN 3

Commercial EV manufacturer Workhorse (NASDAQ:WKHS) and hydrogen fuel cell specialist Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) have collaborated to deliver a fuel cell electric delivery van to FedEx Express.

The Class 5 EGEN delivery van was built by Workhorse, and features a Plug Power ProGen hydrogen fuel cell. It’s currently in service on a standard delivery route, operating from the FedEx facility in Menands, New York.

Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell enables a vehicle range of over 160 miles, a 166% increase over battery power alone. The vehicle refuels using a Plug Power hydrogen fuel station located in Latham, New York.

“The Workhorse EGEN zero-emission delivery vehicle has reinvented package delivery,” said Workhorse CEO Steve Burns. “With the capability of charging en route, via the onboard ProGen hydrogen engine, range anxiety is virtually eliminated.”

“FedEx is committed to investing in safer and more sustainable transportation solutions in its global network,” said FedEx Chief Sustainability Officer Mitch Jackson. “As part of our Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize vehicle strategy, this is one way we’re working to revolutionize transportation while making our communities more livable.”

 

Sources: Plug Power, Workhorse

  • freedomev

    A NG, biomethane, ethanol, synfuel REx would do as well or better at a tiny fraction of the cost.
    Especially since 2x the energy is wasted making the H2 from NG, there is nothing green about it.