Zero-Emission Solutions for Heavy-Duty Transport

What we offer

Excellence in engineering, zero-emission powertrain development and in-service support


Arcola supplies a range of zero-emission powertrain products and integrated systems based on a scalable technology platform. The proprietary A-Drive platform ..
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Engineering Services

With more than 10 years of integration experience, Arcola's engineers, designers and market experts delivers a broad range of hydrogen systems..
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Fleet Support

Supporting the UK's largest fleet of fuel cell vehicles, Arcola offers a full range of support for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles ..
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About us

A leader in hydrogen and fuel cell integration


Arcola Energy is one of the fastest growing hydrogen technology companies in the UK, working with some of the most progressive local authorities, fleet operators and OEMs to meet their zero-emission targets.

Arcola has more than 10-years of experience in delivering solutions that address the deployment gap between rapidly evolving low-carbon technologies and production-ready solutions.

As a Tier 1 supplier, we offer exceptional engineering services taking hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and turning them into practical products to achieve great results. We produce our own range of powertrain products for zero-emission vehicles based on our proprietary A-Drive technology platform.


Technology Platform

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain Platform


Production-Ready Solutions for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Net-zero carbon emissions targets around the globe calls us to re-think the future of transport. Decarbonising the industry requires an integrative approach that is  able to tailor solutions across specialised markets. We have spent the last 10 years doing just that.

Arcola has the greatest depth of experience in hydrogen fuel cells in the UK. Working alongside academic experts and technology leaders, Arcola has established strong modelling and design capabilities that combine a deep understanding of the underlying electrochemistry with our powertrain engineering expertise and validation from real-world trials across all transport sectors.

November 12, 2021

Ballard Power announces acquisition of Arcola Energy to help customers integrate fuel cell engines into heavy-duty mobility

Ballard Power Systems, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of PEM fuel cell engines for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, today...

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September 15, 2021

National Composites Centre and Arcola Energy Publish Report on UK Supply Chain Opportunities in Hydrogen Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Analysis of a supply chain survey by the NCC highlights current UK capabilities and potential across key technology areas, including hydrogen...

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September 3, 2021

7000 Students set for Scottish Schools’ Hydrogen Challenge

Scottish Pupils will have the opportunity to test drive the low-carbon fuel and learn more about the importance of green hydrogen in achieving Net...

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May 27, 2021

Fuel Cell Maintenance and the “Moving Parts” Fallacy

In the comparison between battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, what maintenance looks like is actually the biggest difference between the technologies. It’s not so much comparing apples and pears; more like apples and iPhones.

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April 6, 2021

Hydrogen is less efficient? Part 5: Monty Python's Policy Circus

At a system level, the efficiency of hydrogen systems has implications for energy policy. But other technologies also have compromises. How do we take account of them?

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March 16, 2021

Hydrogen is less efficient? Part 4: The value of Time

There is so much talk about energy efficiency in the electricity system, but very little about time efficiency. In this post Richard Kemp-Harper discusses the case for hydrogen in the time domain.

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Arcola Education

Education & Engagement

Only at Arcola could I work on micro power stations, fuel cells, scheduling software, system design tools, discount cards, security management, buses, trucks, and an off-highway vehicle in just five years!

Arcola cares about climate change, wants to make a difference, and puts real progress ahead of claiming credit.

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Arcola is a great engineering company that focuses on the engineering side and solving engineering problems.

I enjoy engaging with the team and my work actually has a big impact on the outcome of different projects. It's good to have my hard work appreciated.

Senior Powertrain Engineer

Joining the team during these difficult times and working remotely came with a level of trepidation of how effectively I could contribute. The trepidation was soon dispelled as I quickly integrated into the team and felt that my input was really valued and my experience really appreciated.

I’m really excited to be able to play a part and have an impact in the business as it sees this expansion.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer