AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) ("Hyliion"), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, today announced that it has become a member of the World Economic Forum and will join the Road Freight Zero coalition, an initiative that engages industry leaders around the world to accelerate the global transition to a zero-emission transportation future.
The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting will take place in Davos, Switzerland next week, where Hyliion will be co-hosting "The Transition to Sustainable Road Freight" affiliate session with Hypertruck Innovation Council member Agility. The panel will feature Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion, along with other global industry leaders as they discuss decarbonization challenges and the practical and scalable solutions that can accelerate sustainability-focused technologies.
In 2020 there were 27 million heavy-duty trucks on the road worldwide, emitting 1,183 metric tons of carbon dioxide—41% of total global road freight greenhouse gas emissions. And with 95% of the world’s transportation energy coming from petroleum-based fuels like diesel, the need for innovative technology that utilizes alternative fuels has never been more evident.
"Through their Road Freight Zero effort, the World Economic Forum engages a wide array of forward-thinking leaders in working toward global decarbonization, and we are pleased to be able to bring our perspective to the table. Hyliion was founded with a vision for a net-carbon-negative commercial transportation industry, and we have a singular focus on developing solutions that can reduce the carbon emissions of heavy-duty trucks. I look forward to adding to the conversation around technology advancements and alternative fuels on such an elevated platform," said Thomas Healy.
Along with other like-minded stakeholders, Hyliion seeks to further the discussion surrounding the transportation industry’s massive carbon footprint and the advancements in technology, infrastructure and policy needed to achieve Road Freight Zero’s ambitious zero emission goals.
Hyliion’s mission is to reduce the carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Class 8 commercial trucks by being a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions. Leveraging advanced software algorithms and data analytics capabilities, Hyliion offers fleets an easy, efficient system to decrease fuel and operating expenses while seamlessly integrating with their existing fleet operations. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hyliion designs, develops, and sells electrified powertrain solutions that are designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial trucks, with the goal of transforming the commercial transportation industry’s environmental impact at scale. For more information, visit www.hyliion.com.
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