On the Road Again: Evaluating Hydrogen’s Role in Industrial Transportation

January 25, 2018 | Research Report

Fuel cell vehicles have gained traction in commercial and industrial applications, where infrastructure issues can be managed and value proposition is easier to articulate. Understanding the industrial mobility markets where fuel cells makes sense requires evaluating the other competing powertrain technologies alongside hydrogen. We assess the competitiveness of diesel-hybrid, compressed natural gas, Li-ion, and fuel cell powertrains in intra-city bus, medium-duty trucking, forklift, and long-haul applications. Note: Lux analysts have reviewed this content in the last six months and deemed it still current and relevant. We will continue to periodically review content for recency and relevance, and will either archive or refresh this content as the situation requires. Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager if you have any further questions.


  • Chemicals
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Understanding where and why hydrogen has gained traction in mobility
  • Analyzing fuel cells in the context of technology choice in industrial mobility
  • Outlook
  • Appendix

Lead Analyst

Tim Grejtak


Chloe Holzinger

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