Lidl launches first green hydrogen lorry in France

Lidl, in collaboration with transportation company Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe, has introduced the first green hydrogen vehicle in France.

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After inaugurating Europe’s first green hydrogen-powered logistics platform in Carquefou, Loire-Atlantique, in March 2022, Lidl has continued to explore eco-friendly delivery methods. In partnership with Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe, the company signed a charter at the Salon de l’Agriculture 2022 to deploy the first green hydrogen-powered heavy goods vehicle (HGV).

Operating from the Carquefou platform since the beginning of the year, this new-generation 26-tonne truck services Lidl supermarkets in the Nantes region. The lorry is equipped with a 100 kW fuel cell and boasts a range of 400 kilometres. It refuels at the multi-energy station in La Roche-sur-Yon, which was opened in December 2021, and is supplied with 100 per cent renewable green hydrogen by Lhyfe.

“We’re proud to have put this first green hydrogen vehicle on the road, which represents a significant step forward in our commitment to the energy transition,” said Xavier Pierre, Head of Transport and Environment at Lidl. “This collaboration with Lhyfe and the Jacky Perrenot Group is a concrete example of our desire to work with partners who share our values and ambition.”