The transition to a zero-emission fleet is accelerating. Volvo introduces a truck that only emits water vapor but also produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1 000 km. Volvo Trucks has now started to test vehicles using this new technology.
Volvo Trucks already offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. In the second half of this decade, fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen will be added to its portfolio. Customer pilots will start in a few years from now and commercialization is planned for the latter part of this decade.
The fuel cell electric trucks will have an operational range comparable to many diesel trucks – up to 1 000 km – and a refueling time of less than 15 minutes. The total weight can be around 65 tons or even higher, and the two fuel cells have the capacity to generate 300 kW of electricity onboard.
“We have been developing this technology for some years now, and it feels great to see the first trucks successfully running on the test track. The combination of battery electric and fuel cell electric will enable our customers to completely eliminate CO2 exhaust emissions from their trucks, no matter transport assignments,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
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