The Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) is a first of its kind industry lead project that will involve the design, manufacture, and testing of two long-range hydrogen fuel cell trucks for operation year-round between Calgary and Edmonton.
As part of Emission Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects, the AMTA will receive over $7.3 towards AZETEC and will lead this project which is scheduled to run until mid-2022. The primary focus of this initiative is on moving freight in Alberta’s geographical and climatic conditions while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and spurring a hydrogen economy.
“The AZETEC project demonstrates that Alberta’s commercial transportation industry is leading the way in innovative, zero-emission transportation of people and goods. Alberta is in the transportation fuel business, and that business is changing. This initiative will seed the future development of a ‘made-in-Alberta hydrogen economy’ and create exponential opportunities for the province’s energy sector. Together, we are starting a journey towards a lower-carbon and greener future that works for Alberta.”
-Chris Nash, president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association