Governor Cuomo Announces HYZON Motors to Expand US Operations in Monroe County

February 18, 2021

Commercial Fuel Cell Vehicle Company to Establish 78,000 Square-Foot Facility in Honeoye Falls; Will Create 100 New Jobs
Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that fuel cell vehicle company HYZON Motors, established by Asia-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, will further grow its operations in the Village of Honeoye Falls in Monroe County, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. The next generation fuel cell heavy vehicle supplier will renovate 78,000 square-feet of existing building space on Quaker Meeting House Road where the company will manufacture next-gen fuel cells for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. HYZON Motors first established its US operations in 2020 in Honeoye Falls. The company has developed hydrogen fuel cell stacks that can provide up 150kW of power, and expect to launch fuel cell systems capable of 300kW in 2022.

"New York's targeted investments in the tech and green energy industries are attracting new businesses to the state and creating more opportunities for New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "HYZON Motors' decision to grow its forward-thinking business here in New York shows that our investments are working. The company's new fuel cell manufacturing facility will create 100 top-quality, high-tech manufacturing jobs, strengthening both the regional and statewide economies while also furthering our state's green energy goals."

"Not only does HYZON Motors' expansion mean 100 new high-tech manufacturing jobs in Monroe County, but we are also investing in the future green economy," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "Through the support of Empire State Development, HYZON Motors will manufacture the next-generation of hydrogen fuel cells for heavy and medium duty commercial vehicles. New York is proud to partner with companies like HYZOM Motors that are building on our efforts to keep our state ahead of the curve, strengthen our economy, and create a cleaner and greener post-pandemic future."
Empire State Development is assisting the innovative company with its fast-track growth by providing up to $1.6 million through the Excelsior Tax Credit program. Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with this project. Total project cost has been placed at close to $8 million. Now underway, construction on the renovated facility is expected to be completed in April.

Read the full press release here.