By scharfsinn86 @Adobe Stock

Paul Berger of The Wall Street Journal reports that hydrogen-powered truck deliveries have been slow, pushing manufacturers to spend more on air freight to meet demand. Berger writes:

Supply-chain shortages are slowing the rollout of Nikola’s hydrogen-powered big rigs.

Steve Girsky, Nikola’s chief executive, says a shortage of pressurized fuel tanks and electric batteries is delaying production of the newest zero-emission technology for truckers.

The hangups are hitting as demand for zero-emission big rigs grows, especially in California, where new emissions regulations and generous grants are making the Class 8, heavy-duty trucks more attractive. […]

Others in the trucking industry share the concern that investing in any one technology, such as hydrogen or battery-electric, could prove a costly mistake if a particular technology or company falls out of favor or goes out of business.

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