Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Market (By Type: Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell, Proton Exchange Menbrance Fuel Cell, Others; By Power Rating: Below 100 kW, 100 - 200 kW, Above 200kW; By Vehicles: Light Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles, Bus, Trucks) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global electric and fuel cell truck market size was valued at USD 1.93 billion in the year 2021 and is expected to be worth around USD 43.7 billion by 2030 with a notable CAGR of 41.43% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Market Size 2022 To 2030

Electric and fuel cell electric vehicles are the best developed alternatives for combustion-based automobiles. Electric and fuel cell trucks are the newly developed innovative technology which are electronics-based trucks and installed embedded systems, fuel cells, battery, capacitor to give power to the battery. In the trucks fuel cells are present which is used to produce electric power by utilizing oxygen from the air and the hydrogen.

Majorly electric and fuel cell vehicles are free from emission of carbondioxide which only involves emission of water and heat. Hydrogen is a natural gas storing and transporting also can cause pollution. Vehicles such as internal combustion vehicles, hydrogen vehicles can also create the pollution which stores the hydrogen. Increased growth of the electric and fuel cell market which majorly involves electric power for running the vehicles.

Major components in the electric and fuel cell truck include fuel cells, battery, capacitor. Due to less emission of carbondioxide gas and improved ecosystem giving rise to clean and green city with improved air quality and less pollution. Majorly fuel cells are developed with three parts such as cathode, anode, electrolyte by producing electricity and storing the power and transmitting. In fuel cell hydrogen is stored which produces electrochemical energy to drive the vehicle.

Impact of covid-19 affected the market growth rate of electric and fuel cell market due to wide spread of corona virus across various regions declined the market growth. Due to norms and regulations imposed by the governments lock down in various regions led to shut down of the doors of many industries which halted the production and manufacturing in automobile industry.

Growth Factors

  • The rapidly advanced developed technologies in trucks developing new innovations with improved features in electric and fuel cell trucks.
  • Rapid acceptance of the new developments from the consumers which increased the market rate of electric and fuel cell truck.
  • Increased focus on developing fuel cell which stores hydrogen acts as electro chemical to drive the vehicle with decreased emission of carbon compared to another combustion vehicles.
  • Considering the environment depleting natural resources largely producing number of products in concern with environment and maintaining the ecosystem.
  • Increased awareness towards the environment and eco-friendly nature and maintaining the quality of the air by using hydrogen cells for driving the trucks and other vehicles have accelerated the growth of the market.

Increased government initiative for developing the electric and fuel cells truck considering the environment by zero emission of carbon and contributing for producing and manufacturing the electric and fuel cell trucks with increased demands from the consumer extended the market due to less carbon emission which helps the environment to be green and clean with developed infrastructures for refuelling the gas. Increased demand for electric and fuel trucks due fuel efficiency and low emissions and increased prices of the petrol and diesel. Which helps to boost the market to larger extent during the forecast period. Increased investments and awareness about new developed features in automobile industry have contributed for the growth of electric and fuel cells market.

Impact of covid-19 on the electric and fuel cell truck market declined the growth of the market revenue share due to decreased demands from the consumer and shutdown of the automotive industries led to shortening of manufacturing electric vehicles and others. Post pandemic situation raised the demands for thriving the market growth of electric and fuel cell truck increased demands from the consumer with improved focus on ecosystem with clean and green economy and increased rates of the fuel increased market rate of electric an fuel cell truck. The key market players involved in launching new trucks with new various features and increased research and development in electric and fuel cell trucks have expanded the market size value during the forecast period.

Report Scope of the Electric and Fuel Cell Truck Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 2.73 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 43.7 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 41.43%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Power Rating, Vehicles, and Geography
Companies Mentioned Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, ITM Power, Delphi Technologies, Hydrogenics, Toshiba, Dialmer AG, American Honda Motor Company, Plug Power, Nedtack Fuel Cell Technology, Nissan Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Company, Ballard Power Systems, W.L. Gore and Associates, Bing Energy, Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Sinocat Environmental Technology Co, Ltd, Wuhan Tiger FCV, Valmet Automotive, Symbio, StreetScooter, Ceres Power, AVL, Bosch, ElringKlinger, Faurecia, FEV Group GmbH, Inteligent Energy, Continental Industries, Wystrach, Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co KG, UQM Technologies, Umicore


Key Market Drivers

Increased fuel efficiency - Increased fuel consumption by electric and fuel cell truck compare to the convenient vehicles. Increased electric and fuel cell trucks with increased fuel in demand from the market drives the market to grow at a larger extent. Increased range of the electric and fuel cell trucks has boosted the market to grow high.

Increased Encouragement - Encouraging automotive industry to develop manufacture and produce electric and fuel-efficient vehicles increased investment in automobile industry to improve the electrification system in the vehicles. Increased government initiative and encouragement to develop more electric and fuel cell trucks with less emission of carbondioxide and to improve the global ecosystem which helps to drive the market. The key market players involved in producing the new improved electric fuel cell truck with new developed innovations have shown a rise in themarket with increased benefits with low emission of carbondioxide gas and less air pollution contributing to increase the market revenue share.

Key market challenges 

Increased costing - Improved development in electric and fuel cell trucks with various new technology developed and innovations led to increased costing of the trucks which may act as to hinder the market growth and decline the market rate necessary to maintain the balance and outcome of the product. Increased cost of the fuel cell. A fuel cell is made up of bipolar plates, stacks, gas diffusion layers, membrane, catalyst. Usually platinum is utilized in catalyst during manufacturing of the fuel cells. Whereas the platinum is the most expensive metal used. 

Availability of number of options to the electric and fuel cell truck also with increased   demand and high rates the market can be turned towards the availability of the options in the market. Which may led to decline the market growth. 

Key market opportunities

  • Emerging underdeveloped countries - Increased demand from the market and rapid acceptance for newly developed technologies and electric and fuel cell trucks with increased awareness regarding the benefits of the less emission of the carbondioxide, fast refilling, decreased noise of the vehicles. Which has a positive impact on the environment with improved ecosystem and improving the quality of the air.
  • Fuel Cells - Utilization of fuels cell is wide with increased utilization in various eletrification components majorly utilized in transportation and automobile applications. Such as buses, cars, trains, defense vehicles, light commercial vehicles. It is also used as an backup of electric power and power can be utilized when required by storing in the battery.
  • Increased government initiative for the development of the electric and fuels cell trucks with increased investment to focus on developing the green city and maintain the ecosystem with low emission of carbon and less noise pollution. The Key market players included in development and introducing more technologies and trucks and increased investment boost the market to a larger extent. 

Segmental Insights

Type Insights

The PEMFC to account for the largest share to increase the market share of electric and fuel cells truck. Due different new innovations and technologies such as low working temperatures, less start up time, high power density are major factor that favours the PEMFC. Phosphoric acid fuel cell is the also the availibility in transport applications, with increased stability, increased power output, and many more. Which help to drive the market to grow high.

Power Rating Insights

100 - 200kW having considerable rise in the market due to zero emission of the carbondioxide may enhance the market of electric and fuel cell truck during the forecast. Power below 100kW also to hold the highest position to expand the market rate with developed technologies.

Vehicles Insights

Passenger vehicle to hold the largest position, bus with the second highest position, followed by light commercial vehicles and trucks. Increase preference to the electric fuel cell trucks with new research and development in the technology have expanded the market to grow.

Geography Insights

Asia Pacific region to hold the top position with increased revenue share due to increased transportation of goods and improving developments with new technologies in the electric and fuel cell trucks. Along with developed infrastructure and increased government support for developing the electric and fuel cells market with increased focus on zero emission and less noise pollution contributes to expand the market rate.

North America also majorly contributing to increase the demands due to increased research and development and investments by the key market players have helped to boost the market to grow. Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa also involved in increasing the electric and fuel cell market rate.

Recent developments

  • Plug Power Inc, in October 2021 launching of the 'Renault Master Van H2- Tech prototype' that us HYVIA hydrogen. Providing solutions of turnkey hydrogen with increased environment awareness and improved global economy in the year 2021 in Plug Power Symposium. Introducing van with improved features with hydrogen fuel cell in North America.
  • In the year 2021 November, Ballard Power Systems, a largest company in design and manufacturing of PE, fuel cell engines for medium and heavy- duty vehicles, introduced the acquisiion of Arcola Energy, a UK based systems engineering company specialized in hydrogen fuel cell power train and vehicle systems integration.
  • In the year 2020 May, UK- based hydrogen energy manufacturer ITM power introduced the formation of H2Oz bus project and signing of an MoU with partners. Involves Transits Systems, part of the Sea-Link Travel Group, Ballard Power System, BOC Limited, Palisade Investment Partners, and ITM Power. Evaluation and performing the concept of hydrogen fuel electric buses used for public bus transport in Australia. 

Key market players

  • Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC
  • ITM Power
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Hydrogenics
  • Toshiba
  • Dialmer AG 
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Plug Power
  • Nedtack Fuel Cell Technology
  • Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Company
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • W.L. Gore and Associates
  • Bing Energy
  • Hauzer Techno Coating B.V.
  • Sinocat Environmental Technology Co, Ltd
  • Wuhan Tiger FCV
  • Valmet Automotive
  • Symbio
  • StreetScooter
  • Ceres Power
  • AVL
  • Bosch
  • ElringKlinger
  • Faurecia
  • FEV Group GmbH
  • Inteligent Energy
  • Continental Industries
  • Wystrach
  • Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co KG
  • UQM Technologies
  • Umicore

Segments covered in the report

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By Type

  • Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell
  • Proton Exchange Menbrance Fuel Cell 
  • Others

By Power Rating

  • Below 100 kW
  • 100 - 200 kW
  • Above 200kW

By Vehicles

  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Bus 
  • Trucks

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of electric and fuel cell truck market?
The global electric and fuel cell truck market size was accounted at USD 1.93 billion in 2021 and it is projected to hit around USD 43.7 billion by 2030.
The global electric and fuel cell truck market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 41.43% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the electric and fuel cell truck market are Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, ITM Power, Delphi Technologies, Hydrogenics, Toshiba, Dialmer AG, American Honda Motor Company, Plug Power, Nedtack Fuel Cell Technology, Nissan Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Company, Ballard Power Systems, W.L. Gore and Associates, Bing Energy, Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Sinocat Environmental Technology Co, Ltd, Wuhan Tiger FCV, Valmet Automotive, Symbio, StreetScooter, Ceres Power, AVL, Bosch, ElringKlinger, Faurecia, FEV Group GmbH, Inteligent Energy, Continental Industries, Wystrach, Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co KG, UQM Technologies, Umicore
Increased fuel efficiency in the electric and fuel cell trucks as compared to the other convenient trucks with increased demand from the market for fuel efficient trucks
Asia Pacific region will lead the global electric and fuel cell truck market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2134
  • Category:Automotive
  • No. of Pages:150+
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