GAUSSIN, a pioneer in clean energy and intelligent freight transportation, has established a strategic partnership with Nexport, a leading electric vehicle producer and supplier in Australia, for the distribution of its electric and hydrogen vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. Under the terms of the partnership, Gaussin will receive a licensing fee of €10 million and will form a joint venture to assemble and supply a range of zero emissions off-road vehicles including airport transporters and refuellers.
This partnership advances Gaussin’s robust strategy to build out its international business with licensing deals and co-development agreements for its clean energy transport technology.
Over the last year, the company has executed several agreements with key players around the world seeking to leverage Gaussin’s novel technology as demand increases for zero emissions transportation options. For example, the company announced a partnership with Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) in November 2020 to collaborate on the development of hydrogen-powered transportation vehicles and recently received an initial order from Plug Power for 20 hydrogen-powered yard trucks.
The company’s latest innovation, a Road Truck Skateboard for class 8 tractors and straight trucks, was also announced in April. The Road Skateboard features an ultra-light chassis, hydrogen tanks, fuel cells, electric motors and key components and systems to produce the next generation of road trucks. A licensing program focused on assembly and marketing will drive the rollout of this technology.
Earlier this year, Gaussin established Gaussin North America and Gaussin Asia Pacific in support of its growth strategy.
“As we seek to continue the expansion of our business globally, we are honored to have many opportunities to connect and collaborate with corporations that have a similar interest in deploying clean energy transportation solutions. As a leading provider of next-generation technology in the zero-emissions transportation space, we believe that adoption of this technology will be key to creating a positive impact on our climate. We are excited to join forces with other corporations that share our vision,” said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin.