Starting in fall 2022, AMTA will oversee the Hydrogen Commercial Vehicle Demonstration project – the first of its kind in Canada. Through this venture, and in collaboration with its project partners, AMTA will offer carriers opportunities to use and test – within their own operations – Class 8 vehicles that operate with hydrogen fuel. These trials will look at the performance of hydrogen-fueled vehicles on Alberta roads, payloads, and weather conditions and will address challenges around fuel cell reliability, infrastructure, and vehicle cost and maintenance.
As modern technologies continue to evolve, our industry must adapt and adjust accordingly. The need to keep pace with innovative technologies in the commercial transportation industry requires a collaborative approach.
AMTA works closely with a broad range of stakeholders – including our valued members, industry, all three levels of government, project partners, and the community – to identify and research critical and emerging opportunities that support the commercial transportation sector; we collaborate to propose and implement data-driven solutions that meet the needs and challenges of our industry and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
AMTA is pleased to introduce this innovative technology to our carriers in a low-risk and cost-effective way. The project will help Canada reach its 2030 net-zero goals and will support the widespread adoption of zero-emission commercial vehicles.
Demonstrations are expected to begin in fall 2022.