Daimler fuel-cell concept truck invisions zero-emission transport
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Daimler have unveiled a brand new, 100% hydrogen fuel and battery-powered long-haul truck, as well as two other electric trucks.
Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz GenH2 zero-emissions concept truck has been described by the company as the start of its fuel-cell drive. The GenH2 is to have a range of 1,000 km on a single tank of hydrogen.
Customer trials of the Daimler vehicle are scheduled for 2023, with production to start in the second half of this decade. Thanks to the use of liquid instead of gaseous hydrogen, the vehicle’s performance is planned to be equal that of a comparable conventional diesel truck.
Another newcomer from the German manufacturer is the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul, a purely battery-powered long-haul truck. It is designed to cover regular journeys on plannable routes. The truck can manage around 500 kilometers on a single charge and series production is due to begin in 2024.
As a complement to the two above-mentioned trucks, the Mercedes-Benz eActros, already presented in 2018, will meet the needs of heavy urban distribution customers with a range of over 200 km. The eActros trucks will be in series production as early as next year.
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