Published the 04/07/2024

Nantes (France), 4 July 2024 – LIDL, Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe are proud to announce the launch of the first green hydrogen vehicle in the French mass retail sector. This launch is an important step in the energy transition of Lidl, which is set on drastically reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

Caption: Lidl’s green hydrogen-powered truck



Following the inauguration of Europe’s first green hydrogen-powered logistics platform in Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique) in March 2022, Lidl is reaffirming its commitment to environmentally-friendly delivery methods. In collaboration with Jacky Perrenot and Lhyfe, the company signed a charter at the Salon de l’Agriculture 2022 committing it to putting the very first green hydrogen-powered HGV on the road.

This truck has been operating at the Carquefou platform since the beginning of the year, delivering to Lidl supermarkets in the Nantes region, marking a first in the French haulage landscape.

This first new-generation 26-tonne truck is fitted with a 100 kW fuel cell and has a range of 400 kilometres. It will refuel at the multi-energy station in La Roche-sur-Yon, which opened in December 2021, and will be supplied with 100% renewable green hydrogen by Lhyfe.

“We’re proud to have put this first green hydrogen vehicle on the road, which represents a significant step forward in our commitment to the energy transition”, says Xavier Pierre, Head of Transport and Environment at Lidl. “This collaboration with Lhyfe and the Jacky Perrenot Group is a concrete example of our desire to work with partners who share our values and ambition.”



This innovative vehicle was adapted by Jacky Perrenot, who has been involved in the fight against climate change since 2012 and holds the “Objectif CO2” label for its commitment to reducing carbon emissions. With the signing of an initial charter at the Salon International de l’Agriculture in 2020, the environmental collaboration between LIDL and Jacky Perrenot has resulted in the annual renewal of part of the chain’s fleet with alternative energies. The first all-electric deliveries began in 2021. This green hydrogen-powered truck marks a new stage in the commitment between the two players.


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Lhyfe is a European group devoted to energy transition, and a producer and supplier of green and renewable hydrogen. Its production sites and portfolio of projects intend to provide access to green and renewable hydrogen in industrial quantities, and enable the creation of a virtuous energy model capable of decarbonising entire sectors of industry and transport. In 2021, Lhyfe inaugurated the first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant in the world to be interconnected with a wind farm. In 2022, the company inaugurated the first offshore green hydrogen production pilot platform in the world. In 2023, it inaugurated its second and third sites, and currently has several sites under construction or expansion across Europe. Lhyfe is represented in 12 European countries and had 195 staff at the end of December 2023. The company is listed on the Euronext market in Paris (ISIN: FR0014009YQ1 – LHYFE). More info:



With 1600 supermarket stores and 46,000 staff, Lidl France is a unique retail concept focused on proximity and a no-frills offering. The chain offers a selected range of 90% private label food products at a single price in all its supermarkets.

Since 2016, Lidl’s “On the road to tomorrow” programme has shaped its responsible development as a committed retailer, employer and business partner.

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With sales of €1.1 billion in 2023, the Jacky Perrenot Group is a leader in the French haulage and logistics market. Committed to the energy transition since 2012, the Group provides its customers with concrete, controlled decarbonisation solutions, putting forward the largest fleet of low-carbon vehicles on the market today. Thanks to its dynamism and experience with mass retail customers, the Jacky Perrenot Group has also diversified into different business areas, such as bulk, containers, industry, motorbike delivery, home delivery, etc. The Group now has 10,000 employees, 145 branches in Europe, 10,000 registered vehicles and 20% alternative energy vehicles. More info:




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