Fuel cell trucks to benefit from new partnership in CaliforniaJune 12, 2017
Partnership aims to provide economic assessment of fuel cell trucks
Ricardo Strategic Consulting has announced that it will be collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership in order to promote the use of fuel cell trucks. Through the collaboration, Ricardo Strategic Consulting will be providing the organization with economic modeling tools, which will help assess the costs associated with the ownership of fuel cell trucks. These modeling tools will also help assess the cost of developing new hydrogen stations that would be needed to support the commercial use of fuel cell trucks.
California Fuel Cell Partnership continues to promote the use of hydrogen throughout the state
The California Fuel Cell Partnership has been working to promote fuel cells throughout the state since 1999. The organization has made major progress in this endeavor, helping establish a working hydrogen infrastructure and securing more government support for fuel cell vehicles. The organization has also helped influence state regulations concerning clean transportation and the development of new hydrogen stations. These feats have been accomplished through collaborations with companies like Ricardo Strategic Consulting.
Modeling tools will help provide insight into the potential future of fuel cell trucks
The modeling tools being provided by Ricardo Strategic Consulting will be used to determine the economic viability of future vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The modeling will also help assess the economic potential of vehicles powered by natural gas, batteries, and hybrid systems. This type of economic assessment is considered very important to identifying and overcoming challenges that are associated with the commercialization of new technology, such as hydrogen fuel cells.
New partnership may help accelerate the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells
Fuel cell trucks are expected to become more common as companies become more invested in reducing emissions and becoming environmentally friendly. These companies have shown interest in using fuel cell trucks, and this interest may grow if the economic prospects of these vehicles can be more easily visualized. This may also aid the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells, which has been an elusive goal for fuel cell developers for many years now.