Holthausen opens the first European factory for hydrogen trucks in Groningen, with American HYZON

The company Holthausen Clean Technology from Hoogezand opens, together with the American company HYZON Motors Inc., a factory for hydrogen trucks. HYZON announces the launch of HYZON Motors Europe B.V its new European headquarters and manufacturing center based in Groningen. HYZON expects to ship hundreds of fuel cell trucks by the end of 2021.

Combining forces

HYZON and Holthausen join forces across continents and work together to offer high-quality, locally built, zero-emission commercial vehicles that meet European standards, reduce interdependencies in the supply chain and create new local jobs in environmentally sustainable industries.

Hyzon Motors Europe offers zero-emission buses and trucks with no operational compromises, and the option of all-inclusive operational leases for fleet operators. The Groningen facility is already shipping hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles and has started taking orders for deliveries across the continent.

Max and Carl Holthausen, joint Managing Directors of HYZON Motors Europe, issued a statement: “As an European pioneer in fuel cell vehicle commercialization, Holthausen Clean Technology has been delivering fuel cell trucks for years, and we are honoured now to join force with our US partner, HYZON Motors, to bring the most advanced fuel cell truck technology to European customers. Made in Europe to meet European decarbonization objectives.


Encouraged by the EU’s $ 140 billion Hydrogen Plan and the recently unveiled $ 9 billion National Hydrogen Strategy for Germany, HYZON’s initiative is at the heart of post-Covid-19 economic recovery efforts, which are expected to be strongly focused on sustainability

First and only company

HYZON Motors Europe is expected to be the first company in series production of zero-emission heavy vehicles in Europe, with lead times of 6-8 months for heavy and medium-duty trucks, and the only company in the world currently to offer zero-emission trucks of gross vehicle mass
exceeding 40 tons.