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JCB unveils first hydrogen engine

JCB chairman Lord Bamford shows off the engine, developed by some 100 engineers working for more than a year (Courtesy of JCB)
JCB is unveiling its first zero-carbon emissions hydrogen-fuelled engine at the Conexpo 2023 show in Las Vegas.

The UK-headquartered company said a £100m investment saw 100 engineers at its Derbyshire factory working on the engine for more than a year.

It already powers a prototype backhoe loader and a telescopic handler.

The company claims to be the first construction equipment maker to develop a fully working hydrogen-fuelled engine.

It has developed a mobile hydrogen refuelling unit to get hydrogen to work sites.

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