Volvo Road Tests Hydrogen-Powered Truck
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Volvo Trucks has tested its fuel cell electric trucks on public roads for the first time, the company announced May 8.
The zero-exhaust emission trucks emit only water vapor by using hydrogen to produce their own electricity onboard. Volvo Trucks said this will make them more suitable for longer hauls compared to other available electric trucks.
The public road tests were conducted above the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden.
“The harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment,” said Helena Alsiö, vice president of powertrain product management at Volvo Trucks. “I am pleased to say that the tests are going well, confirming tests we carried out beforehand, both digitally and on our confined test track close to Gothenburg.”
How does a zero-exhaust-emission truck perform in sub-zero temperatures? It’s time to test fuel cell technology in winter conditions on public roads in Kiruna, northern Sweden. #fuelcells #hydrogen #electrictrucks #sustainability #volvotrucks pic.twitter.com/EEtMLbFPcz — Volvo Trucks (@VolvoTrucks) May 8, 2023
Volvo Trucks showcased its fuel cell electric trucks for the first time last year.
The company said these trucks will be available in the second half of this decade and called the public roads tests an important milestone in reaching that goal. Volvo Group joined forces with Daimler to develop and produce fuel cell systems that are tailor-made for heavy-duty vehicles to speed up the development. — Transport Topics
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