H2X announces it is to commence fuel cell bus production in Sarawak, Malaysia. First customer will be Sarawak Transport System, which is expected to take delivery of the vehicles in the next 18 months.

H2X Global is the company behind Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell electric ute, which attracted more than $50m of pre-reservations for the vehicle, set to be delivered to customers in 2022.

H2X towards fuel cell bus production in Malaysia

State-owned Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), through its wholly owned subsidiary SEDC Energy, announces it «has signed an MOU for an incorporated joint venture with H2X Global for the manufacturing, assembly & development a range of strategic transport projects. The joint venture is a long haul commitment to develop component and vehicle production in the long term and to immediately begin with assembly of relevant vehicles from the Warrego Pick up to City Buses and also H2x Hydrogen Powered Generators, taking advantage of the Hydrogen distribution network set up within Sarawak State Malaysia».

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The Sarawak Government first introduced hydrogen powered vehicles in the State in 2019 and the new agreement will see H2X supply and assemble further vehicles including buses to meet the growing demand.

H2X Global founder and CEO, Brendan Norman, said Sarawak was already well ahead of most States in the region and was well advanced in the establishment of long term hydrogen production for both domestic and export use: “It is likely that Sarawak will not only produce vehicles for its own use but will become a major supplier to other States and countries in the region,” he said.

Robert Hardin, CEO of SEDC Energy, said Sarawak had a unique opportunity to become a leader in the development of renewable energy transport: “We have been using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles for a few years now as Sarawak was an early adopter and now we are adding projects such as hydrogen production to supply our neighbours who are now also embracing hydrogen and other forms of renewable energy. H2X is a global leader in fuel cell technology and we believe the joint venture will bring significant economic & environmental benefits to Sarawak & the Sarawak Southern Region Development for Malaysia & the ASEAN region.”

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