TruckShowX will feature an unrivalled line-up of future fuels and energy experts, including a raft of cutting-edge battery storage and charging infrastructure providers.

Leading the charge will be NewVolt’s co-founder and CEO Anthony Headlam who will detail the company’s plan for the phased development of a network of truck charging hubs, powered by renewable energy, along Australia’s high-volume road freight corridors and at strategically critical industrial precincts.

As previously reported, phase one will comprise 14 major charging hubs at critical freight and logistics precincts in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, together with electrification of the Hume Highway along the high-volume freight corridor between Sydney and Melbourne.

The second phase of the rollout will further expand the network in metropolitan and key regional cities, and include electrification of the Pacific, Newell, Sturt, and Western highways. Read more here.

Speaking alongside Headlam will be Gareth Ridge from Zenobe, which provides end-to-end electrification solutions for fleet operators, including charging infrastructure, battery replacement, and EV fleet optimisation software; and Dylan Perera from Kempower, a Finish designer and manufacturer of DC fast-charging systems.

On the hydrogen fuel front, TruckShowX attendees will gain insights from BOC’s Chris Dolman as well as Ryan McDonald from Hiringa Energy, which is building green hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure across New Zealand and Australia.

The company currently has four sites under construction and as many as 40 stations in development across the two countries. Hiringa – along with Sundown Pastoral Company – was last year awarded a $35.8 million grant from the New South Wales Government to develop a ‘green hydrogen’ and ammonia facility designed to slash carbon emissions from fuel and fertilizer at Sundown’s cotton farm near Moree.

Ark Energy’s Daniel Krosch and Energys’ Ben Durrant, meanwhile, will detail their real-world hydrogen fuel cell project currently under construction in Townsville.

A renewable energy company specialising in wind, solar, battery storage, and green hydrogen, Ark’s SunHQ hydrogen hub comprises a one-megawatt polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyser producing green hydrogen from a behind-the-meter connection to the co-located Sun Metals solar farm.

SunHQ will be one of the largest fully integrated, green hydrogen production and refuelling facilities in Australia and will power a fleet of five 140-tonne rated Hyzon Motors fuel cell electric trucks operating between the Sun Metals zinc refinery and the Port of Townsville. Read more here.

In another real-world case study, they will be followed on day one by Alex Bowler of JET Charge, a leading EV charging infrastructure and technology company, and Heather Bone, Team Global Express’s Director of Environment, Sustainability and Governance.

The duo will share the key learnings to date from the company’s ambitious plan to transform its express parcel depot at Bungarribee in Western Sydney into a showcase of emissions-free transport.

At a cost of more than $44.3 million, ‘The Depot of the Future’ project will see nearly one-third of the depot’s fleet transition to electric trucks, powered by a total of 63 chargers, including 47 slow chargers and 16 fast chargers.

The trucks – 36 Volvo FLs and 24 Fuso eCanters – will operate under a back-to-base model travelling from the distribution centre to customers in residential and urban areas and returning to the depot for charging. Read more here.

The depot upgrade included the construction of charging infrastructure and a battery storage system, which utilises 400kW of solar energy from on-site panels.

To ensure you don’t miss out on this unrivalled line-up of speakers secure your early bird ticket/s before March 29 here.