On January 1, 2021, Dachser joined the German Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (DWV), an interest group that has been advocating for the rapid deployment of hydrogen as a power source and promoting fuel cell technology. since 1996. Dachser will also participate in the Association's HyLogistics Cluster.
Vehicle manufacturers, renewable energy producers and logistics companies recently joined forces to establish this new working group. Its aim is to provide political support for the preparation and introduction of fuel cell trucks on the market in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in freight transport and to represent these interests before German policy makers and ministries and Europeans.
“Freight transport by road generates around 5% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. Hydrogen fuel cell technology offers the best chance of achieving the goal of 'zero emission vehicles' in the long term, especially in long-distance transport, ”says Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer at Dachser. "Our membership in the DWV Association marks an important step in preparing the Dachser network, together with transportation partners and drivers, to deal with future changes in the transportation industry," continues Hohm.
Attractive for freight transport
“What makes hydrogen and fuel cell technologies so attractive for road freight transport is the high level of system efficiency offered by fuel cells, which far exceeds that of combustion engines. This technology also has zero local emissions of nitrogen oxide, CO2 and particulate matter. We are delighted to have Dachser, a leading logistics provider, on board as one of our members, ”says Werner Diwald, Chairman of the Board at DWV.