Volvo Vans introduced a mannequin of semi-trailer tractor unit geared up with a gas cell and able to having a spread of as much as 1,000 km. The Swedish firm has not but introduced a manufacturing date, however the first take a look at automobiles are already on the street.
Like Scania, Volvo Vans, utterly unbiased of Volvo Automobiles, already gives a spread of “battery” electrical vehicles, however can be learning the chances provided by the gas cell for the decarbonisation of the transport trade. For this, it joined within the three way partnership Cellcentric with Daimler Truck so as to produce fashions beneath the 2 coats of arms on the future manufacturing facility in Weilheim/Teck.
Nevertheless, in contrast to its German companion, which plans the primary deliveries of its GenH2 to clients in 2027, Volvo has not but introduced concrete dates, contenting itself with a really imprecise “second half of the last decade”. Nevertheless, the Swedish model could already be used within the type of pre-production fashions, a standard apply within the transport trade.
Volvo Vans remains to be a bit stingy with technical data: we all know that the prototype relies on the FH Electrical, that its autonomy is just like the diesel model and that it has two gas cells able to producing 300 kW, precisely just like the GenH2 subsequently, and that the full mass must be 65 tonnes.
The place Volvo Vans and Daimler would not have the identical strategy is on the stage of the tanks. The primary doesn’t point out the capability in kilograms that may be carried, however signifies a 15-minute filling of the 5 tanks positioned vertically subsequent to one another behind the cabin. The second, he prefers hydrogen in liquid type, subsequently cooled to -253 levels, which permits a quicker full, in “a couple of minutes”. As well as, on this type, the vitality density is larger within the tanks, that are additionally cooled, which makes it attainable to occupy a decrease quantity for the same amount of hydrogen.
Nevertheless, the infrastructure, as symbolic as it’s for the second, follows for the second the Swedish faculty, with a excessive stress storage in gaseous type of the order of 350 bar for industrial automobiles and 700 bar for these meant for people. However Daimler having shares in H2 Mobility, the most important German operator of hydrogen stations, one can think about that it will change shortly.
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