Daimler links up with BP to pioneer deployment of hydrogen infrastructure


Daimler and BP are set to work together to accelerate the introduction of a hydrogen network, supporting the decarbonisation of UK freight transport.

On 27 October, Daimler set out how both BP and itself intend to pilot the development of hydrogen infrastructure and introduction of hydrogen powered fuel cell trucks in the UK. Through a memorandum of understanding (MoU), BP will assess the feasibility of designing, construction and supplying a network of up to 25 hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK by 2030, which use green hydrogen. Daimler, meanwhile, is expecting to deliver hydrogen powered fuel cell trucks to UK customers from 2025.

Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and a Member of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck, spoke on their vision of CO2-neutral transport, assuring that the hydrogen powered fuel cell truck drive will become “indispensable for the future”.

Alongside Daimler and BP’s partnership, Rådström added: “At the same time, political support plays an important role in promoting the creation of an infrastructure for green hydrogen and making an economically viable use of fuel-cell trucks possible for our customers.”