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Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) electric trucks with range up to 1000 km

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Volvo Trucks has just announced that it is testing a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCEV) which is claimed to have an operational range of up to 1,000 km comparable to conventional truck models.

The test is Volvo’s first step before starting trials with its customers in commercial traffic or public roads in 2025 with selected customers in Northern Europe and followed by additional trucks in more countries over the coming years.

Jessica Sandström, SvP Global Product Management at Volvo Trucks said that the FCEV truck would be well suited for long distance and heavy duty and requires energy. They can also be an option in countries where battery charging is very limited.

“I believe that the trial will highlight the potential of the fuel cell electric truck. The test will run in a tough and tough climate and also give us a great opportunity to drive with a heavy load of up to 65 tons,” he explained in his broadcast, Friday (23/23/2020). 9/2022).

This hydrogen fuel cell technology is still in the early stages of development and although it has many benefits, the biggest challenge to this goal is the large-scale supply of green hydrogen and the need to develop refueling infrastructure.

For this reason, it is planned that during testing later, green hydrogen filling from renewable sources will be carried out at the fuel cell home depot supplied by Cellcentric which is a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG.

Cellcentric will build one of the largest series production facilities for fuel cells in Europe, specifically developed for heavy vehicles and aiming to address the shortage of available hydrogen.

A little information, the Volvo electric truck will use two hydrogen fuel cells with the capacity to produce up to 298 hp (300 kW) and will have a refueling time of less than 15 minutes.

Volvo unveils trucks with fuel cells powered by hydrogen

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