The expansion and deepening of PNDC’s electrical system capabilities continue to accelerate following the news that Glasgow-based hydrogen powered commercial vehicle innovator Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has recently announced a £15 million grant from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop the UK’s first hydrogen fuel-cell HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle).

As a consortium partner in the project, PNDC will support the development of a vehicle control system and undertake system validation utilising our Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) capability to expedite vehicle powertrain development and testing.

University of Strathclyde business development manager and Head of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre (DER-IC) — Scotland, Dan Cutting, said:
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“We are proud to have worked with HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems) through the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK process to secure £15m of funding for this project, which will, in part, be delivered by the fantastic team and facilities at PNDC.

The project will accelerate the development and deployment of zero emissions HGVs in the UK supported by the ecosystem of innovation in the UK and Scotland.

PNDC will use the expanded capability funded via the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Driving the Electric Revolution challenge and Transport Scotland to deliver engineering and testing activities.”

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The project sits within PNDC’s Decarbonisation of Transport focus area, underlining our significant role within the Scottish innovation ecosystem supporting heavy duty vehicle electrification.

Get in touch to learn more about how PNDC supports projects like this and the wider ecosystem of transport decarbonisation through the advancement of electric vehicle grid integration, EV charging infrastructure development and end-to-end green hydrogen.